• 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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  • 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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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:

  • No Small Matter Film Screening and Panel Discussion

    CASTL has partnered with Teachstone to host a film screening of No Small Matter on August 10. The film explores the struggle that parents nationwide have in finding quality early childhood care and education—and the role that access has in improving equity in our communities.


    Representatives from Virginia school divisions met at the University of Virginia to improve teaching practice and alignment across preschool through third grade to ensure that every child has the experiences they need to be successful in school.

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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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