SCHOLA EMPIRICA is an independent, non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organisation based in Prague, operating since 2003 to increase the quality of Czech public policy. SCHOLA EMPIRICA is active in research on current social issues, as well as in the transfer of best practices in policy design and implementation. It is an accredited educational institution by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in the Czech Republic. Its goal is to support teachers (in pre-schools, primary and secondary schools), social workers and parents, helping them provide the best care for children. There are different ways to approach early education and care, however, we strive to define the methods and strategies that have yielded the most consistent results based on empirical evidence.