Join us on October 7 for the annual Color of Education Summit. This year’s theme will focus on The Path Forward: Co-Creating Equitable Spaces.
The Center for Child and Family Policy is dedicated to improving the well-being of children and families through research, education, and engagement. We study factors that influence child outcomes, develop and test promising interventions, and advance evidence-based practices and policies that can inform change and unlock opportunities for all children and their families.
July 17, 2023
A recent study showed marked positive outcomes for Black and Hispanic disadvantaged children in the fifth grade who had attended pre-K programs. Ken Dodge expanded on research done in 2014, when North Carolina’s public pre-K program, NC Pre-K, was begun.read more about Study Finds Positive Results for Disadvantaged Children in Fifth Grade from Public Pre-K Programs
June 26, 2023
ITTI Care is a research project based out of Duke University and funded by North Carolina’s Division of Child Development and Early Education. The mission of the project is to support the wellness of the early childhood workforce, ensuring they feel “seen, heard, and held” in their workplaces.read more about Statewide project helps early childhood workforce be ‘seen, heard, and held’
June 21, 2023
In North Carolina, federal pandemic funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, which went into effect in March 2021, helped childcare providers boost pay and benefits and subsidized the cost of child care for many families.read more about As funding cliff looms, NC has opportunity to improve child care access, advocates say
The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families is a collaboration between Child Trends and three university based research partners and serves as a hub of research-based information on low-income Hispanic children and families.learn more about Poverty and Economic Self Sufficiency Among Hispanic Families with Children
Project Description The Durham Children’s Initiative (DCI) (formerly East Durham Children’s Initiative) is a place-based, nonprofit organization that supports children and families from cradle to college or career. Established in 2010, DCI’s vision is that all children in Durham graduate from high school ready for college or career. To achieve this vision, DCI provides children…learn more about Durham Children’s Initiative Evaluation
This study is evaluating a local program in Durham, NC, that waives the fees of those who have a suspended license due to failure to pay, in order to discover how reinstating drivers’ licenses can reduce barriers to employment and self-sufficiency.learn more about Local Criminal Justice Reform Efforts: Effects on Employment, Self-Sufficiency, and Family Well-Being
The Center offers a variety of ways for Duke students at every level to learn about child and family policy and become involved in original research.