About Us

Marsico Institute for Early Learning is a research and development institute dedicated to improving learning environments and outcomes for children, birth to age eight.

We work to create and identify the best in early learning research and practice to deliver that information locally, nationally, and abroad. We accomplish this through partnerships with urban and rural school districts, academic institutions, practitioners, policymakers, and families, as these are the people who can create and implement vital changes to improve the lives of young children.  

Marsico Institute focuses specifically on early childhood, as more than 93% of brain development occurs before the age of five. The quality of relationships and learning opportunities, especially in early math and science, that young children experience can set the stage for what they will be able to accomplish throughout the rest of their lives.