BRISE – Bremen Initiative to Foster Early Childhood Development

The Bremen Initiative to Foster Early Childhood Development (BRISE) systematically investigates the effects of early childhood intervention. BRISE systematically links early childhood and preschool programmes into a chain of interventions.

Project Description

The Bremen Initiative to Foster Early Childhood Development (BRISE) comprises a longitudinal study that systematically investigates the effects of early childhood intervention. Early childhood programmes for children from socioeconomically and culturally disadvantaged families aim to prevent future disparities in cognitive and social abilities. The insights gained in Bremen will inform policy on early childhood and be constructive in providing equal opportunities for all children, protecting children, and promoting their development and participation in society. The BRISE study is the first longitudinal study to investigate the effects of a programme fostering early childhood development that is broadly implemented within a specified region. BRISE systematically links early childhood and preschool programmes into a chain of interventions. The programmes forming that chain – home-based as well as center-based interventions – are all integrated into everyday life and most of them are already established in Bremen. The intervention begins in the prenatal period and ends after the children start elementary schooling. Research within the scope of BRISE examines the cumulative effects of a coordinated intervention programme on the participating children’s cognitive, social, and emotional development. Over an extended time period up to 600 disadvantaged families in Bremen are included in the sample. Families participating in the intervention chain will be compared with families who decide for themselves in which and in how many of Bremen’s programmes they enroll. The DIPF-Team focusses on the effects of the programme on school-relevant competencies up to school-enrollment.

Project Objectives

Research within the scope of BRISE examines the cumulative effects of a coordinated intervention programme on the participating children’s cognitive, social, and emotional development. The insights gained in Bremen will inform policy on early childhood and be constructive in providing equal opportunities for all children, protecting children, and promoting their development and participation in society.

Funding

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Cooperations

Project Management

Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn

Project Team

Dr. Minja Dubowy

Project Details

State:
Current projects
Duration:
03/2021 – 02/2025
Funding:
External funding
Department: Education and Human Development
Contact: Dr. Minja Dubowy, Coordinator

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