Abby Schachner

Senior Researcher

Abby Schachner is a member of LPI’s Deeper Learning and Early Childhood Learning teams where she is working to translate research on children’s social, emotional and academic development and the contexts that support such development to inform policy and practice. Schachner has more than 13 years of experience in conducting research on learning and development to better understand what works for whom and under what circumstances so that all children can succeed. Prior to joining LPI, she led educational efficacy research on digital programs and initiatives at Age of Learning. Previously, she was a principal education researcher at SRI International’s Center for Learning and Development, where she led research and technical assistance projects at the state and federal level focused on social and emotional interventions, special education, home visiting, and using data for program improvement.

Schachner holds a Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of California—Davis and a B.A. in Psychology with minors in Cognitive Science and Women’s and Gender Studies from Georgetown University.

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  • Fact Sheet

    Early Childhood Essentials

    Oct 15 2019
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    Based on the report, Early Childhood Essentials: A Framework for Aligning Child Skills and Educator Competencies, this fact sheet presents the skills children should have upon entering kindergarten and the skills and competencies early educators need to support effective learning experiences. Providing leaders with a fundamental understanding of early childhood education will help them make informed decisions to ensure educators have the resources they need to provide every child with the opportunity to enter school ready to thrive.
  • Report

    Early Childhood Essentials

    Oct 15 2019
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    What skills and competencies do early childhood educators need in order to provide high-quality early learning experiences? What essential skills should children master before entering kindergarten? The Early Childhood Essentials framework answers these questions based on an analysis of relevant research. It is a must-read for local and state decision-makers looking to build and expand high-quality early learning programs.