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

Policy Round-Up: Monthly payments to families could go a long way in reducing child poverty
This week’s update includes how monthly payments to families could reduce child poverty, an announcement from the U.S. Department of Education that states cannot cancel standardized testing this year, and Ohio’s efforts to expand high-speed internet access across the state.
Autistic Adult Research Study
Are you an autistic adult? We’d like to hear from you on your experiences with reading. Those 18 and older are eligible and can opt in to be entered for one of five $20 Amazon gift cards.
CRANE RESEARCH WORKSHOP RECAP: What does anti-racist research in education look like?
This Crane Research Workshop, co-hosted with the Center on Employment and Training for Education, introduces critical race theory and anti-racist research design in education.
CRANE RESEARCH FORUM RECAP: Understanding the Campus Climate for Parenting Students
The February Crane Research Forum explored research findings related to the attitudes, behaviors, and policies of a campus for parenting students as a part of the Crane Center’s partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s CCAMPIS program.