The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy is a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to conducting high-quality research that improves children’s learning and development at home, in school and in the community. We partner with the A. Sophie Rogers School for Early Learning to provide effective, research-based curriculum that focuses on language and literacy development and building essential social skills. We also work with a network of community partners to provide early childhood programming and family engagement. Our offerings help researchers, practitioners and families enhance their skills to support young children through workshops, seminars and professional development opportunities related to children’s well-being. Learn more about our 2017 Fall Workshop Offerings.
The SOLYLUNA Book Reading Club!
Funded by the Kellogg Foundation, The SOLYLUNA Book Reading Club promotes families’ access to books for young children, in an area of high illiteracy in Mexico. Workshops and materials are being developed and shared across Mayan villages in Yucatan State in a collaboration between the CCEC and Solyluna School in Merida, Mexico. CCEC Executive Director, Laura Justice works with mother-trainers in Mexico’s poorest region. Learn how they get books into the hands of children in need.
The first national analysis of preschool absences has found that 12 percent of children in Head Start programs are chronically absent, a surprising fact usually overlooked by those interested in Head Start. The researchers also found that those children who miss 10 percent or more of the school year have …[Read more...]
With the considerable interest in increasing access to quality early education and care to the young children of Columbus, CCEC researchers are studying the need and availability of these programs in the city. Their study examines the types and locations of available child care in terms of the quality, capacity, …[Read more...]
Laura Justice, (middle) Educational Studies, received the 2017 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Office of Research. The university award recognizes faculty members whose scholarly activities and research have brought distinction to Ohio State. Justice will receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue her research focused on …[Read more...]
August 21 - August 22
August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
September 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
September 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm