RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: New research on the impacts of care from other adults on infant learning

A study by Crane researcher, Dr. Britt Singletary, examines how informal care from other adults can impact infant and young-child development. Dr. Singletary presents findings on cognitive and language outcomes for infants aged 13-18 months.

Kids in Columbus Study (KICS)

Kids in Columbus Study (KICS) investigates how families with young children, specifically those living in low-income households, access and use community resources that are funded each year by the city of Columbus.

Franklin County Early Care and Education Landscape Study

The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy is partnering with the City of Columbus and Future Ready Columbus to conduct a study on the Early Care and Education Landscape in Franklin County (“Landscape Study”). The Landscape Study aims to identify salient early care and education experiences for children under the age of five in Franklin County. This includes participation in formal and informal care arrangements, caregiver beliefs and practices, and home learning activities and experience. The study also hopes to identify barriers and enablers to early care and education for families in the Columbus area.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: Toddler media exposure and language skills development

New research examined whether the quantity of toddlers’ exposure to media was related to language skills in accordance with the American Association of Pediatrics one hour per day recommendations.

CCAMPIS: Child Care Access Means Parents In School

The Crane Center partners with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in an ongoing research project geared toward understanding the experiences and challenges of student parents and identifying their needs as students navigating universities.

Going to College with Kids: Understanding the campus climate for parenting students

This white paper shares valuable insights and perceptions from student parents, documenting their experiences regarding their campus climate, as well as share ideas and recommendations for improving campuses for this growing student population.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: Facilitating parental involvement in children’s speech therapy

Parental involvement in their child’s speech therapy is a best practice that is shown to improve child outcomes. This current Crane Center study increases our understanding of the ways in which speech-language pathologists (SLPs) support parental involvement in their child’s speech therapy homework, practice and activities.

Student Parent Advocacy in Universities

As both a researcher studying student parents in university settings and the child of a student parent, DeVaughn Croxton writes from his unique perspective to share how institutes of higher education can provide more equitable opportunities to parents within their student populations.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: Long-term consequences of school absenteeism by Dr. Arya Ansari

There are many misconceptions about school absenteeism. This new study from the Crane Center shows that early absences do matter, and in ways we may not have considered. Read here for a summary of the findings and for a link to the full published research.

Ohio Families Struggle during COVID-19 Pandemic

Recognizing the potential growing crisis for Ohio families from the coronavirus pandemic, our researchers designed a rapid-response study of family conditions during COVID-19. This white paper shares their preliminary findings offer valuable information about the social, economic, and psychosocial impacts.