Together, the Schoenbaum Family Center and Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, along with Ohio State’s College of Education and Human Ecology, create original resources to increase the quality of early childhood education. These resources were developed out of research, are classroom-tested, and are proven effective in supporting language and learning skill development, both at home and in the classroom. As a land grant institution, part of our mission is to share our research and resources in ways that help our community. These tools have been created for educators, caregivers, parents, and researchers and are free to use and available to all.
To learn more about ways to partner with us or to engage in research, please visit our opportunities for educators or opportunities for researchers.
Sit Together and Read
Sit Together and Read (STAR) Read-Aloud Practices are designed to develop and strengthen young children’s awareness of and knowledge about print. STAR uses evidence-based reading techniques that have been found to be especially helpful in early childhood education classrooms, and it has been adapted for multiple settings around the world.
Read It Again!
Read It Again! is a practitioner-friendly, scientifically based, curricular supplement designed to develop and strengthen young children’s early foundations in language and literacy. Read It Again! lessons, workbooks, and more are available for download, free of charge, to supplement an educator’s instruction.
SOLYLUNA Book Reading Club
The SOLYLUNA Book Reading Club was designed to promote language development in an area of Mexico without high literacy rates. The book club includes workshops and materials that are shared across Mayan villages in the Yucatán peninsula, and our executive director Dr. Laura Justice worked directly with those working directly with mothers in this region.