• Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus Significantly Impacts School Community

    An early childhood education program in Virginia helped improve children’s school readiness and strengthen supports and relationships within school communities

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  • Curry School Undergraduates Gain Hands-on Research Experience

    By working together on a recent research project studying emotion talk in preschool classrooms, a group of Curry School undergrads learned valuable skills for their future careers.

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Faculty in the News

Our most recent mentions in the press and guest posts:

  • Associate Professor Amanda Williford

    Establishing the Building Blocks of High-Quality, Early Childhood Education

    The Hill

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  • Professor of Education Jason Downer

    Back-to-School Tools for Those Who Support Students


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CASTL faculty and students share their research at diverse conferences and events around the world. See what they have presented lately:

  • Boosting Kindergarten Readiness Through Professional Development

    UVA partners with VASCD to improve children’s school readiness through professional development for educators across Virginia.

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Get to Know CASTL

Transforming Early Childhood Education

CASTL aims to ensure every child has the educational experiences they need to succeed in school and beyond

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Our Research Impact Across the Globe

See how CASTL's research impacts teachers, students, and future research across the globe

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Our Research Projects and Initiatives

CASTL's current research projects, focused on improving teaching and learning, span from infancy to higher education

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