Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, launched in 2004, promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making. Our vision is that children are well cared for and have rich learning experiences, and their families are supported and able to work. Through this website, we offer research and data resources for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and others.
Research Connections is a partnership between the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the Institute for Social Research, the University of Michigan.
Research Connections is supported by grant #90YE01043 from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents are solely the responsibility of the National Center for Children in Poverty and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A Steering Committee representing NCCP and ICPSR, with participation from OPRE, guides Research Connections.
This section of the website provides information about the partner organizations and funding agencies responsible for Research Connections.
Members of the Research Connections Advisory Council represent the breadth of the field of child care and early education research, policy, and practice. Visit this section to learn more about the role of the Advisory Council and to view a list of the current members.
This section provides access to the names and contact information of the Research Connections staff members.
Nominated by key national policy and professional organizations, Research Connections Fellows participate in a special training on using the Research Connections website to respond to technical assistance requests from their members. Fellows also help inform the continual improvement of the site, the development of new policy-relevant site content, and the identification of timely policy research questions.