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April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Birth-to-Five Policy Landscape: Improving the safety net for our children and their caregivers

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Join the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs for a very special, in-person only, policy chat featuring Dr. Lauren Jones.

Dr. Lauren Jones will discuss important federal and state policy tools aimed at improving the well-being of children and their caregivers, including the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit, subsidized child care, child care regulation and quality. The discussion will highlight current issues and opportunities in this policy space, research on the impact of the programs, and how the Crane Center’s policy team is engaging with states to inform research-based policy-making to benefit our youngest citizens and those who care for them.

What to expect: Crane Policy Chats provide opportunities to discuss and learn about policy issues in early childhood. Hosted by Jamie O’Leary, Crane’s associate director of policy and external affairs, these conversations feature guests who share insights, research, and expertise in a conversational format that resembles a podcast. Participants have ample opportunity to offer comments, ask questions, and consider ways they can apply insights or lessons.

Parking: The closest parking is nearby at the Ohio Union South Garage. Get more information including rates here.

*This event is being offered in-person only. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. If room capacity is met, registration will close but you can email  Cathy Kupsky (kupsky.3@osu.edu) to be added to a waitlist.

*For accommodations, please contact Cathy Kupsky (kupsky.3@osu.edu). Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but we will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

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Dr. Lauren Jones, Crane faculty associate and associate professor in Ohio State’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs


Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy
John Glenn College of Public Affairs


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