Preschool

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.

Expanding access to pre-primary education around the world

The Riveting Research blog series is a succinct summary of a new study with compelling design and implications. This week's blog examines Ethiopia's approach to rapidly expanding access to universal early education.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: “We’re More than a Daycare”

Research study co-authored by Crane Center Faculty Affiliate, Dr. Shayne Piasta, investigated the labels used to describe early childcare professionals by those in the field.

Core Knowledge in Preschool Project (CKP)

CKP Project focuses on the efficacy of the Core Knowledge in Preschool Program in promoting the math and science education of children who are at risk of socioeconomic disadvantage.

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.

“Don’t Look Away” book study with Schoenbaum Family Center

A survey taken by early-childhood professionals demonstrated that educators, on average, are moderately racially conscious, meaning they understand that children of color experience racism. The "Don't Look Away" book study sought to address issues of bias and increase awareness around anti-bias practices within the classroom. This white paper research shows an increase in posttest data from the baseline after participants completed the study.