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.

Meet Our Staff

Recent News

Expired Child Tax Credit associated with increases in food insufficiency
This week in Tuned In: food insufficiency, food affordability, Child Tax Credit, and Early Head Start Program.
Play ball!
Crane research is featured in Ohio State News and U.S. News and World Report.
Recent additions to the Crane Center
Introducing the incredible and new force of early childhood experts at the Crane Center.
Research for Impact: Partnering with Ohio to analyze its publicly funded child care program
An eight-month project involving a cross-disciplinary team from the Crane Center.