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Highscope Educational Reasearch Foundation

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HighScope Educational Research Foundation
600 N. River St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Organization Overview

Mission and Vision
HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit research, development, training, and public outreach organization with headquarters in Ypsilanti, Michigan. HighScope's mission is to lift lives through education. We envision a world in which all educational settings use active participatory learning so everyone has a chance to succeed in life and contribute to society.

Landmark Research
While HighScope conducts research in a variety of areas, our organization is perhaps best known for its landmark Perry Preschool Study, a longitudinal study demonstrating the effectiveness of the HighScope Preschool Curriculum and the lasting effects of high-quality preschool education. Our movement and music curriculum and elementary education approach are also based on extensive research.

HighScope Headquarters - Hutchinson House January 2008National Scope
HighScope's research on preschool education has had an important impact on public policy, contributing to the continuation of the national Head Start program and other educational programs for young children. HighScope preschool programs are compatible with the Guidelines for Appropriate Practice published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

International Reach
HighScope's research-validated preschool education approach is used throughout the world, and International Institutes for the dissemination of HighScope materials and ideas are located in the UK, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, South Africa, The Netherlands, Chile and many other countries.

HighScope is committed to promoting high-quality early education for children and youth worldwide. To achieve this goal, HighScope engages in the following activities, supporting educators and parents as they help children learn:

-Develops early childhood curriculum components for:
Infant-toddler care and education
Preschool education
Early literacy
Movement and music
Elementary education

- Offers research-validated assessment tools, including instruments for both child assessment and program assessment

 -Provides training for preschool and elementary teachers and administrators

[ Publishes curriculum materials, books, and videos

- Presents an annual International HighScope Conference for teachers and teacher-trainers 

- Operates a Demonstration Preschool in Ypsilanti, Michigan, which serves children in the local community and provides a model of "HighScope in action" for visiting educators


Sustainable Business Practices

High/Scope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit research, development, training and public advocacy organization whose principal goals are to promote the learning and development of children worldwide. The foundation reduces the use of paper by using email and electronic documentation, and by printing documents on both sides of the paper. Along with their waste reduction practices, they recycle paper, cans, cardboard, shipping materials, wood debris and computers. In addition, they purchase many products made from recycled content. They designate an employee to oversee waste reduction In order to create a more environmentally friendly mailing system. High/Scope Educational Research Foundation recently started using cornstarch-based packaging and real popcorn instead of Styrofoam peanuts.


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