Bridging reasearch, practice and policy in early childhood development
ProLEER is an international network of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, committed to improving educational practice and policy, to enhance children’s learning in the preschool through primary years. Initiated in 2009 by Harvard alumni, in collaboration with Professor Catherine Snow of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
ProLEER, convenes an annual meeting at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, among 45 invited international stakeholders in educational research, policy and practice, to discuss cutting edge knowledge and research-based practices in the areas of language and literacy, early education and teacher professional development. Institutional partners include the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the David Rockefeller Center on Latin American Studies, and the Asociación de Amigos del Aprendizaje.
Professionals in education from nine core countries form the ProLEER network. ProLEER holds an annual meeting at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies to share evidence-based research, practice, and policy and to work on a yearly country-specific agenda driven by the ultimate goal of strengthening children’s learning in Latin America. ProLEER also runs an online program of talks and panel discussions on key educational issues open to educational professionals.