Interested in conducting research within the Schoenbaum Family Center?
The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy is dedicated to supporting high-quality research with the children, families, and teachers at the A. Sophie Rogers School for Early Learning. The school provides high-quality early education to 100 infants, toddlers and preschoolers from diverse households across Columbus. We have two avenues for conducting research: archival and active, detailed below.
Archival research is supported by the SFC Archival Data Repository, which includes de-identified data about the children enrolled at the School for Early Learning, and their parents and families. We collect data for the duration of children’s enrollment for three main purposes: 1) research projects, 2) to combine archival data with active research projects, and 3) teaching purposes.
Research topics using these data have included, exploring the growth of pre-reading skills across the academic year in preschool classroom and comparing teacher and parent reports of children’s developmental abilities.
An overview of the data currently available can be found here
Any OSU faculty, researcher, and undergraduate or graduate student is welcome to work with children, families, and teachers in the school.
Previous active research topics have included, investigating the ability and feasibility of a combined language and motor skill intervention, and examining co-teacher’s use of peer-coaching to improve practice in communication strategies for infants and toddlers.
Learn more about conducting research at The Schoenbaum Family Center.
How To Apply
Check back: Application forms coming in January 2018.
Join Our Research Team
CCEC partnerships are important for enhancing our understanding of the broader contexts in which people and organizations work, and allows our impacts to be felt more widely. Contact us if you’re interested in being part of our team.
There are many opportunities to join the CCEC team:
- CCEC Faculty Associate or Affiliate
- Post-Doctoral Researcher
- Graduate Research Associate (for PhD Students)
- Research Staff
- Undergraduate Research Assistant
- Study Assistant
Our student opportunities prepare undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars to think differently, work differently and drive innovation to improve the well-being of vulnerable children. The CCEC provides pre- and post-award support for Ohio State researchers pursuing external funding. We are especially interested in supporting researchers who engage in work aligned with our mission.