The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy is a research laboratory dedicated to conducting high-quality empirical research on child development and early education. Our research team is distinctly multi-disciplinary, bringing together individuals from diverse disciplines, including speech-language pathology, psychology, reading, special education, and elementary education. In the lab, we focus our efforts on answering questions for which answers will make direct and immediate contributions to educational and clinical practices with children and their families.
- To conduct high-quality research that furthers fundamental understanding of child development and early education and that answers important questions concerning the most effective approaches to early education
- To provide a scholarly and collegial environment for research training for persons from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds, to include undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral researchers
- To share our expertise and knowledge about child development and early education with persons in the field, including members of the local community, through training and collaboration
- To support the mission of the Schoenbaum Family Center -particularly its interests in providing high-quality, evidence-based early childhood programs to urban children, and building connections between research and practice.