The Background and Approach of BRISE

The Bremen Initiative to Foster Early Childhood Development (BRISE) comprises a longitudinal study that systematically investigates the effects of early childhood intervention. Early childhood programs for children from socioeconomically and culturally disadvantaged families aim to prevent future disparities in cognitive and social abilities. The insights gained in Bremen will inform policy on early childhood and be constructive in providing equal opportunities for all children, protecting children, and promoting their development and participation in society.

The BRISE study is the first longitudinal study to investigate the effects of a program fostering early childhood development that is broadly implemented within a specified region. BRISE systematically links early childhood and preschool programs into a chain of interventions. The programs forming that chain—home-based as well as center-based interventions—are all integrated into everyday life and most of them are already established in Bremen. The intervention begins in the prenatal period and ends after the children start elementary schooling.

Research within the scope of BRISE examines the cumulative effects of a coordinated intervention program on the participating children’s cognitive, social and emotional development. Eight years of funding come from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Families participating in the intervention chain will be compared with families who decide for themselves in which and in how many of Bremen’s programs they enroll. Over an extended time period up to 600 disadvantaged families in Bremen are included in our sample. Linking BRISE to the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) as well as to the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) further enables comparative analyses with additional high-quality data.

Research alliance

Prof. Dr. Olaf Köller
IPN · Leibniz Institute for Science and
Mathematics Education, Kiel (spokesperson)

PD Dr. Birgit Mathes
University of Bremen

Prof. Dr. Yvonne Anders
University of Bamberg

Dr. Manja Attig
Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)

Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn
DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education,
Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Dr. Aiso Heinze
IPN · Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, Kiel

> Prof. Dr. Ulman Lindenberger
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

> Prof. Dr. Sabina Pauen
Heidelberg University

Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach
University of Bamberg

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schupp
German Institute for Economic Research / Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), DIW Berlin

Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß
German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin

Prof. Dr. Sabine Weinert
University of Bamberg

Scientific advisory board

> Prof. Dr. Elsbeth Stern
ETH Zurich (chair)

> Prof. Christina Gathmann, Ph.D.
University of Luxembourg

> Prof. Dr. Ingrid Schoon
University College London

> Prof. Dr. Daniel Schunk
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

> Prof. Dr. Lilly Shanahan
University of Zurich

> Prof. Dr. Susanne Viernickel
Leipzig University


<b>Lynn A. Karoly</b><br>The Cost and Financing of Early Childhood Care and Education

Lynn A. Karoly
The Cost and Financing of Early Childhood Care and Education

<b>Marc H. Bornstein</b><br>Positive Parenting and Positive Development in Children

Marc H. Bornstein
Positive Parenting and Positive Development in Children

First BRISE Conference on Early Childhood Development

You are cordially invited to attend the First BRISE Conference on Early Childhood Development, held in Berlin, Germany October 7th–8th, 2019. The conference features two outstanding keynote speakers: Lynn A. Karoly (RAND Corporation) und Marc H. Bornstein (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development).

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin!

The Book of Abstracts for the First BRISE Conference on Early Childhood Development is now available for download.

October 7th, 2019

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration

12:00–12:15 p.m. Welcome

12:15–1:15 p.m. Keynote Address Marc H. Bornstein “Positive parenting and positive development in children”

1:15–2:00 p.m. Olaf Köller “The Bremen Initiative to Foster Early Childhood Development (BRISE)”

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. COFFEE BREAK

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. BRISE Poster Session

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Paper Session I

4:30 – 4:45 p.m. COFFEE BREAK

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Poster Session

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. RECEPTION

October 8th, 2019

09:00 – 10:30 a.m. Paper Session II

10:30 – 10:45 p.m. COFFEE BREAK

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Keynote Address Lynn A. Karoly “The cost and financing of early childhood care and education”

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Farewell