The Human Capital Research Collaborative, sponsored by the University of Minnesota and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, fosters multidisciplinary research on child development and social policy from birth through young adulthood. The coverage of topics is wide and includes evaluation and policy analysis of early learning programs, family, school, economic, and community influences as well as biological and psychological foundations of child health and well-being. Originally established in 2006 as the Early Childhood Research Collaborative, the HCRC explores links between human capital and economic development, public health, K-12 education and other connections. The HCRC promotes new research, convenes researchers from many different fields, provides web resources, and disseminates research through a Discussion Paper Series.
New PreK-3 Registry [off site]
Report on Special Education Costs [off site]
Video touts benefits of Parent Aware [off site to YouTube.com], video by Parents Aware for School Readiness
Past News and Events
i3 Grant Announcement, December 22, 2011
High-quality preschool for poor kids under 3 would eliminate achievement gap, MinnPost, January 20, 2014 [off site]
Art Rolnick featured in "Are We Crazy About Our Kids?" Raising of America documentary, June 2013 [off site]