Center for Early Childhood Health & Development Research
At the Center for Early Childhood and Development (CEHD) we believe that the nature and quality of social interactions shape healthy development. Our faculty members strive to apply a racial equity lens to all our research, innovation, implementation, scale-up, and dissemination activities.
Our researchers are experts in developmental science, prevention science, and implementation science. Our work focuses on developing, testing, and scaling interventions in family and school contexts, as well as in community and healthcare systems. Our core areas of research include the following:
- child social–emotional development
- child school readiness
- child mental health
- parenting practices
- parent and family wellbeing
- teacher social–emotional development and wellbeing
Our center is home to ParentCorps, a school-based, family-focused enhancement to pre-K programs with demonstrated long-term impacts on child mental health, academic achievement, and health. Current research efforts include public–private partnerships to scale and evaluate ParentCorps, including three randomized controlled trials in 180 pre-K programs in New York City.