Three projects focused on parents and children from birth to age 5 are underway:

beELL-NYC: Fostering parents’ early language habits from birth
(In collaboration with New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)
This project explores the feasibility of implementing behavioral economic strategies on a large scale, using a citywide newborn home visiting program as a platform.

beELL-GRS: Getting Ready For School: Improving parent engagement with a play-based curriculum for preschoolers
(In collaboration with Helena Duch and Kimberly Noble, Columbia University)
This project uses behavioral economics strategies to improve the design of GRS in New York City Head Start/UPK classrooms, in order to increase parents’ use of playful learning activities outside of school and support children's math, literacy and self-regulation.

beELL-ParentCorps: Supporting Outreach Efforts and Engagement in a Parenting Program to help Preschoolers Succeed
(In collaboration with Laurie Brotman and team, New York University School of Medicine)
This project aims to interweave outreach and parent engagement strategies informed by insights from behavioral economics with existing practices used in implementation of ParentCorps in pre-K programs in New York City

beELL-Duet: Applying a Behavioral Economic Lens to Understanding What Expectant and New Low-Income Mothers Know and Do about Their Infants’ Early Learning: A Cross Institutional Collaboration in Two Urban Communities
(In collaboration with Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and her team at Temple University)
This project aims to deepen our understanding of expectant low-income parents’ knowledge and beliefs of early childhood development.