Welcome to the Early Achievements website. The Early Achievements intervention is designed to help young children learn more effectively, and to help teachers design and deliver more effective instruction.
Early Achievements is based on solid scientific principles; it is a state-of-the-science approach to instruction. The child learning goals targeted by Early Achievements are essential for children's educational success. These learning goals focus on language, social, and cognitive developmental domains. The instructional activities within Early Achievements are designed to be fun for children, motivating them to participate and to interact more effectively.
With funding from the federal Office of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, we are now partnering with public school districts in four states to test the effectiveness of the Early Achievements intervention for preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders and social communication delays.
The mission of the Early Achievements program is to empower educators to implement and sustain evidence-based instructional strategies that promote young children’s participation, learning, achievement, and well-being.
The Early Achievements intervention has been adapted for use in community settings. The intervention is anchored in the developmental, cognitive, behavioral, and neurosciences.
In the translation of scientific findings into an intervention that could be feasibly implemented in community settings, four main principles have been defined:
- Engaging children’s attention
- Helping children learning by doing
- Making experiences relevant
- Making concepts and events come to life