PLUM: Preschoolers’ Language and Use of Media

Crane Center researchers are investigating how media use, both interactive (apps and games) and noninteractive (television and video), can affect young children’s language development.

Read Together, Grow Together

Get 8 tips for families on making the most of the time spent reading with your young child.

School attendance matters: Research insights for K-12 schools and their staff

Help students increase their attendance at school with these quick tips from our experts that are based on research evidence and offer resources to guide you.

School attendance matters: Parent resource

Learn how to help keep your child's absences from school to a minimum (and help their learning progress) with these quick tips from our experts that are based in research.

Absenteeism in Elementary School Has Wide-Ranging Consequences, Especially for Minoritized Children

Dr. Ansari wrote a research brief which breaks down the full body of research on the topic of absenteeism in a short digestible format.

Kindergarten-Bound: Tips for supporting your child during this important transition

Young boy holds his father's hand near yellow school bus on background. Kindergarten transition.
Help your child get ready for their transition to kindergarten with these quick tips from our experts that explain the process and offer resources to guide you.

Designing e-books to model real-time ideas for parents reading with their child

RIVETING RESEARCH BLOG SERIES. Early childhood researchers are using advancements in technology to support families with young children. A new study examined if e-books could effectively show parents ideas to make time reading with their child more meaningful.

Parents’ responsivity and early language development

RIVETING RESEARCH BLOG SERIES. Poverty is shown to have negative effects on young children's language development. A mediated meta-analysis of more than 6,000 preschool children examined why by looking at whether socioeconomic risks impacts parent responsivity.

Friend or Foe? Screen time and its effects on young children

The Riveting Research blog series is a succinct summary of a new study with compelling design and implications. This month's blog examines a meta analysis study to examine the effects of screen time on young kids.

Transition to Kindergarten

Transition to Kindergarten
Support young children during their transition to kindergarten through these resources for researchers, parents, and providers.