The Center for Child and Family Policy conducts research in a variety of ways including studying factors that influence child outcomes, developing and testing promising interventions, and advancing evidence-based practices and policies that can inform change and unlock opportunities for all children and their families.


  • To develop research-based strategies for reducing inequities and promoting positive outcomes for all children.
  • To inform the development and implementation of evidence-based programs and policies to meet the needs of children, families, and communities.
  • To improve program implementation and evaluation through strong community-research partnerships.
  • To strengthen research capacity and infrastructure by providing access to data sources that foster innovative education research