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

Expanded Child Tax Credit may have had mental health impacts on families
This week in Tuned In: Child Tax Credit study, foster care, and Ohio literacy.
Read It Again! expands its free training and resources to early educators
Crane’s Read It Again! is a free curriculum supplement that comes in two versions: one for infants and toddlers and one for preschoolers.
Congratulations are in order!
Crane faculty associates have reason to celebrate!
Research Highlights: March 2023
March Research Highlights includes: absenteeism, family teacher relationships, and child protective services.