Our workshops, seminars and key events help researchers, practitioners and families enhance their skills to support young children by:
- Offering valuable early childhood professional development experiences;
- Providing opportunities for the Ohio State community to learn about topics related to children’s learning;
- Bringing renowned speakers and experts together to discuss matters related to children’s well-being.
2019 Spring Distinguished Speaker Roberta Golinkoff
Watch the May 2nd presentation, The Magic and Mystery of Language in the First Three Years of Life.
Follow through the presentation with downloadable slides.
Dr. Golinkoff is the Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education, Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of Delaware. She founded and directs the Child’s Play, Learning, and Development laboratory whose goal it is to understand how children tackle the amazing feat of learning language and much else about their world. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Institute of Education Sciences, and the LEGO Foundation. In addition to over 150 journal publications and book chapters, she has authored 16 books and monographs. She and Hirsh-Pasek (her long standing collaborator) also write books for parents and practitioners including, How Babies Talk, the award-winning Einstein Never Used Flash Cards, A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool, and Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children, a New York Times best seller.
Crane Research Forums
Monthly Wednesday forums that provide opportunities (and lunch) for the university and greater community to learn about topics related to children’s well-being. The forum showcases the research activities of Ohio State faculty across disciplines and highlights the Crane Center as a hub of early learning that encourages community dialogue as it relates to research, practice and policy. Held in the College Commons, 260 Ramseyer Hall, 29 W. Woodruff Ave, on the Columbus campus from 12 – 1 p.m.
March 6, 2019
Dr. Laura Justice (Educational Studies, Crane Center)
Testing strategies to increase caregiver-child reading in the home: An implementation-science approach
September 4, 2019
Dr. Arya Ansari (Human Sciences, Crane Center)
The promise of early childhood education