HIGH SCOPE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
- Education & Literacy
Location600 N RIVER STYPSILANTI, MI 48198 United States
At HighScope, we believe that every child deserves a high-quality, equitable early childhood education. This conviction for equity is the center of our early childhood research and what we practice in the classroom. We care deeply about the people we serve. That’s why we are dedicated to providing an early childhood education that supports every child and every community. OUR MISSION To close the opportunity gap through high-quality early childhood education. OUR VISION A world where every child has the opportunity to realize their full potential, regardless of their circumstances. At HighScope, we believe that high-quality early education has the power to change the trajectory of the world, one child at a time.
Years in the Making
In 1962, the landmark Perry Preschool Project began in Ypsilanti, Michigan and the trajectory of early education was changed forever. Under the visionary guidance of psychologist David Weikart, and with the extraordinary dedication of Perry Elementary School principal Charles Eugene Beatty, the Perry Preschool Project studied the impact of high-quality early education on 123 black children with risk factors of failing in school. Dr. Weikart went on to establish the HighScope Educational Research Foundation in 1970. The name "HighScope" reflects our organization’s high purposes and far-reaching mission. Our headquarters are located in the historic "Hutchinson House," of S & H Green Stamps, in Ypsilanti. Today, HighScope’s mission is continued under Dr. Alejandra Barraza’s leadership as HighScope’s President.