The Early Learning Study at Harvard (ELS@H) is a study being run by researchers at Harvard University designed to provide guidance to the field about: (1) key outcomes for children that are particularly sensitive to high‐quality early learning environments (e.g., vocabulary, higher‐order thinking, self‐regulation), and (2) features of early schooling (e.g., types of instruction, teacher characteristics) that maintain and/or multiply—or even undermine—the benefits of preschool. This study is a population-based investigation within Massachusetts aimed at capturing the experiences of children in the various settings in which they are cared for and educated. The plan is to follow 5,000 young children for multiple years, as they progress through school.
Needed: Individuals for the position of a classroom/home-based care setting observer. This is a part-time temporary position that includes conducting observations in preschool classrooms and home-based care settings. Applicants must be available at least a minimum of 2 days per week. Staff will be hired as consultants through a temporary staffing agency. No benefits can be provided. We will pay for certain approved travel expenses and access to a car is essential for this work. Weekly timecards will be completed online, so candidates must have access to computer and internet.