ReadyRosie is an evidence-informed and research-based family engagement and early learning resource. Learn more below about the evidence base, the expected outcomes, and ongoing academic research on the impact of ReadyRosie with families and children.

Research Base and Outcomes

All ReadyRosie content is based on a foundation of research that has proven to have a positive impact on family behaviors and child outcomes.

ReadyRosie Evaluations and Studies

Third-party evaluators and researchers have studied the impact and outcomes on children and families when ReadyRosie is implemented with fidelity.

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Research Base Summary

ReadyRosie's Family Curriculum is based on the latest research in child development, foundational parenting practices, family engagement, and appropriate state and national standards.

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Comprehensive Research Base

ReadyRosie's content team is continually innovating and using the most recent research and standards to create our family workshops, video curriculum, and professional development opportunities.

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Observable Outcomes

ReadyRosie's Theory of Change uses three outcomes-based strategies to empower families and schools to work together resulting in ready families, ready children, and ready educators.

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Current, Ongoing, and Upcoming Research Studies

  • Ongoing Penn State study on ReadyRosie’s impact on quality and quantity of language between parents and children
  • ReadyRosie featured in Tap, Click, Read, a synthesis of research on literacy and technology written by Lisa Guernsey (journalist and director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project at New America) and Michael Levine (child development and policy expert and founding director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center)
  • Beginning Spring 2017 – ReadyRosie is partnering with Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development to research the effectiveness of ReadyRosie in building increased language engagement between infants and caregivers when access to ReadyRosie is done in conjunction with well-child care visits. The study’s lead researcher is the Center’s director, Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis.
  • Beginning Spring 2017 – ReadyRosie is partnering with Dr. Susan B. Neuman, Professor and Chair of the Teaching and Learning Department at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, to integrate ReadyRosie with the World of Words curriculum with schools, families, and children in select public schools in the Bronx.
  • A summary of data collected by the University of Pittsburgh’s Evaluation and Research Team after a series of ReadyRosie family workshops offered by a Head Start program during the 2017/2018 school year.