About Early Learning Labs

Our Story

Early Learning Labs grew out of decades of nationally-recognized research and innovative collaboration at the University of Minnesota. Comprised of field-experienced experts, our team is dedicated to offering early childcare providers with evidence-based solutions for their classrooms.

While studies provide evidence that early skill development has a wide-impact on a child’s long term academic outcomes, more than one-third of America’s young children enter kindergarten lacking the skills crucial to school success. It’s our mission to address this issue and impact the lives of children everywhere.

Our assessment program, myIGDIs, help teachers and parents better monitor the development of their young children. The myIGDIs measurement indicators also enable early childhood educators to identify children at-risk of poor learning outcomes early and communicate development goals often.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Helping young children achieve kindergarten proficiency.

Research-based Practices

Research-based Practices

Forming decision-making models supported by evidence.

Classroom Technology

Classroom Technology

Using technology to help students learn and teachers teach.