Partner With Us

The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy partners with early childhood professionals, policy makers, community leaders, other researchers and universities, children’s advocates, and anyone wishing to enhance the knowledge base about children’s issues. We are better when we collaborate together.

Research & Program Evaluation

Research: As a multidisciplinary research center within an R1 university, there are myriad opportunities to conduct research. Learn more about these opportunities.

Evaluation: We also work with organizations to evaluate programs and services related to early childhood learning. Read about our program evaluation work.

Affiliate With Us

Are you an Ohio State faculty member whose research has an impact on young children? Interested in presenting with us for a research forum, and/or affiliating with us? Learn more by contacting Janelle Williamson, Crane Center coordinator.

For Students

If you are interested in student employment or internships at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, please reach out to us.

Interested in learning about GRA positions? We’ll share information about open GRA positions at the Crane Center as opportunities arise:


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Volunteer Or Donate

Our partner school, the A. Sophie Rogers School for Early Learning, serves about 100 children from birth to school age. If you’re interested in volunteering and/or making a donation to a classroom or a research project, contact our Business Manager, Cameron Lindsey.

Attend An Event

Be sure to check out one of our many event offerings.


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