Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre at Merrymount

Policy Development

There is a growing demand for evidence-based policies and programs in the area of early childhood development, and the Mary J. Wright Centre aims to play a leadership role in leveraging sound scientific concepts to drive innovation in policy.

Evidence-based policymaking entails increased communication and interaction between the research and policy worlds. It is an approach that helps people make well-informed decisions about policies, programs and projects by putting the best available evidence from research at the heart of policy development and implementation.

Research undertaken at the Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre will be used to develop improved methods and processes for policymaking that will drive a new generation of early childhood policies and practices.