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The Center for Child and Family Studies




Our aim is to facilitate research on children and families conducted by the Human Development and Family Studies faculty, serve as a child development laboratory for undergraduate and graduate students, and provide early childhood programs for children from 0-6 years of age. As one component of CCFS, the Early Childhood Laboratory programs exists primarily to provide a population with which research may be conducted. The program provides natural observational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as visiting scholars. In addition, the faculty and staff facilitate outreach opportunities between the CCFS, the campus, and the community.

We faciliate active research projects done-on-site, piloting of research methods, and recruitment efforts for researchers.

Read about some of the recent and current research projects that have used out space to study or recruit participants from the CCFS at Current Research.

If you're interested in conducting a research project on site, or recruiting participants for a study, everything you need to know can be found in the CCFS Research Policies.

When you have all the information and are ready to apply to conduct your research, simply fill out the Application to Conduct Research or the Application to Recruit Participants and email it to the CCFS Advisory Comittee Chairperson.

Contact Information:

Questions about conducting research or recruiting research participants at the CCFS can be directed to the CCFS Advisory Committee.

General inquiries can be directed to the CCFS Administrative Assistant: