How our work is making a difference


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.

Our Work

Our work ranges from multi-year, federally funded projects that examine outcomes of thousands of children and families, to program evaluation work in our state, to smaller scale analyses and briefs meant to inform policy makers and practitioners.

Recent News

Gov. DeWine announces new voucher program to help families access child care
This week in Tuned In: Roundup on Ohio governor’s State of the State speech, Black Maternal Health Week, and “Read Together, Grow Together” tips for reading with a child.
Federally funded early childhood programs see funding boost
This Week in Tuned In: States that have avoided the child care cliff, access to affordable housing in Columbus, and anticipating Gov. DeWine’s State of the State address.
What it takes to build a professional child care workforce
This week in Tuned In: Literacy coaches in Ohio schools, improving access to healthcare for kids in Appalachia, and Crane to co-sponsor policy chat on ‘Birth-to-Five Landscape.’
What would it take to establish a ‘right’ to early childhood education?
This week in Tuned In: Ohio invests to address infant mortality, elementary school vending machine offers books, and what’s the return on investment for businesses offering child care support?