2024 Crane Excellence in Early Childhood Awards: Nominations open!

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="16976" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Schoenbaum and Crane centers are committed to building equitable opportunities for all young children to learn and thrive. Foundational to this commitment to young children are partnerships across practice, policy, research, and evaluation. We bring together passionate experts from across disciplines and domains, believing that the sum is always greater than its parts. The annual Symposium on Children is one of the landmark ways that Crane brings together early childhood experts into one room, and we could not think of a more appropriate event to honor those who have inspired us with their efforts on behalf... Read More

Ohio to propose changes to SNAP eligibility

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This Week in Tuned In: The child care crisis’s $122 billion economic toll, pandemic-related family stress and children’s mental health, and few early learning teachers say they feel “very prepared” to teach literacy. Read More

Piasta promotes better understanding of ‘science of reading’

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Crane faculty associate Dr. Shayne Piasta appeared on the “Inspire” podcast from Ohio State’s College of Education and Human Ecology — as well as in a related story in the college’s alumni magazine — to correct common misunderstandings about the “science of reading.” Read More

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

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At the Crane Center, we recognize the important contributions to early childhood education — in research, practice, and policy — made by Asian and Pacific Americans, and we are proud to celebrate their history, both past and present, during Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Read More

Fall 2024 Crane Research Forums

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School-based pre-K, AI use in early education, and looking at child care access through an equity lens are the topics for the Fall 2024 Crane Research Forums. Read More