Institution for Social and Policy StudiesThe Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies strives to facilitate interdisciplinary inquiry in the social sciences and research into important public policy arenas.
National Center for Children Exposed to ViolenceIt is the mission of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families.
School of the 21st CenturyBased at Yale University, the 21C program develops, researches, networks, and supervises a revolutionary educational model that links communities, families, and schools. There are currently over 1300 21C schools across the United States.
Center for Research on Children in the United StatesBy combining training in public policy analysis with coursework in developmental psychology, CROCUS offers an unusual educational program to students seeking careers at the intersection of developmental science and public policy.
Center for the Study of Child Care EmploymentThrough research, policy analysis and policy development, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment focuses on issues relating to the several million teachers and providers currently working in center-based and home-based early care and education settings in the United States.
Center on Children, Families and the LawThe Center on Children, Families, and the Law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was established in 1987 as a home for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and public service on issues related to child and family policy and services.
Chapin Hall Center for ChildrenChapin Hall is a research and development center that brings the highest standards of scholarship to the real-world challenges of policymakers and service providers struggling to ensure that children grow, thrive, and take their place in a formidable world.
Children, Youth and Family ConsortiumThe Children, Youth and Family Consortium's web site is a bridge to a wide range of information and resources about children and families. It connects research, teaching, policy, and community practice
Cornell College of Human EcologyThe Department of Human Development focuses on behavioral and psychological development from conception through later life. Emphasis is on the processes and mechanisms underlying developmental change and stability and the contexts in which development takes place.
Duke Center for Child and Family PolicyThe Center for Child and Family Policy is working to solve problems facing children in contemporary society by bringing together scholars from many disciplines with policy makers and practitioners to improve the lives of children and families.
Fordham University, Developmental PsychologyTraining encompasses a broad program of study including developmental processes in cognition, personality and social behavior; includes research projects at associated centers such as the campus-based Hispanic Research Center, Interdisciplinary Center for Family and Child, and the National Center for Schools and School Communities.
Frank Porter Graham Child Development CenterFPG is one of the oldest multidisciplinary centers devoted to the study of children and families. Most of the institute's work addresses young children ages birth through eight years.
Georgia Health Policy CenterGeorgia Health Policy Center, established in 1995, provides evidence-based research, program development and policy guidance on local, state and national levels to improve health status at the community level.
Gerald R. Ford School of Public PolicyThe Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy Research, founded in 1999, is housed at the Ford School. It serves as a University resource for faculty and students interested in state and local policy.
Institute for Child, Youth and Family PolicyThe Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy brings together faculty, research staff, and students in activities that foster the well-being of children, adolescents, and their families.
Institute for Public Policy StudiesThe Vanderbilt IPPS is Vanderbilt's portal to public policy, research and practice. Its mission is to incubate public policy research, to train leaders in public policy practice and to form partnerships to confront policy problems.
Institute on Family and Neighborhood LifeLocated in the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Agriculture at Clemson University, the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University helps to generate, share and apply the research foundation for youth, family, and community development.
National Center for Children and FamiliesThe National Center for Children and Families advances the policy, education, and development of children and their families. In the course of these efforts, we challenge the status quo that perpetuates inequalities among children, and their eventual success as productive citizens.
National Center for Children in PovertyThe National Center for Children in Poverty is the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children.
National Institute for Early Education ResearchThe National Institute for Early Education Research supports early childhood education initiatives by providing objective, nonpartisan information based on research. The Institute seeks to provide policy makers with timely information addressing the practical problems they face.
Northwestern University Human Development and Social Policy ProgramThe Human Development and Social Policy doctoral program, founded in 1981 under the leadership of Dr. Bernice Neugarten, prepares students to conduct research to understand and to attack the very human problems that pose the greatest challenges to society in this new century.
Schubert Center for Child StudiesThe Schubert Center supports multidisciplinary research and education at Case on children and childhood. Initiatives of the Schubert Center promote understandings of child development from infancy through adolescence, and in local, national, and international contexts.
Tufts University Child and Family WebGuideThe Child & Family WebGuide is a directory that evaluates, describes and provides links to hundreds of web sites containing child development research and practical advice. All the sites listed on the WebGuide have been evaluated by experts in child development.
UCLA School of Public HealthThe UCLA School of Public Health is one of the top schools of public health in the country. The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research improves the public’s health by advancing health policy through research, public service, community partnership, and education.
University of Pittsburgh Office of Child DevelopmentThe University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development is a university-community resource and management facility dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in Pittsburgh, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the nation, and around the world.
Brookings InstitutionThe Center on Children and Families studies policies that affect the well-being of America's children and their parents, especially children in less advantaged families and addresses the issues of and solutions to poverty, inequality, and lack of opportunity in the United States.
Center for Law and Social PolicyCLASP’s child care and early education work focuses on promoting policies that support both child development and the needs of low-income working parents and on expanding the availability of resources for child care and early education initiatives.
Child TrendsChild Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization providing social science research to those who serve children and youth.
Families and Work InstituteFamilies and Work Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies the changing workforce and workplace, the changing family and the changing community.
Child Welfare League of AmericaOur highest mission is to ensure the safety and well-being of children and families. We advocate for the advancement of public policy, we set and promote the standards for best practice, and we deliver superior membership services.
National Association for the Education of Young ChildrenThe National Association for the Education of Young Children is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.
Zero to ThreeZero to Three's mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families. We are a national nonprofit multidisciplinary organization that advances our mission by informing, educating and supporting adults who influence the lives of infants and toddlers.
City of New HavenNew and continuing initiatives are being carried out to renew New Haven. The Livable City Initiative is a historic, new approach to housing and neighborhood revitalization that is making a tangible difference in the city's neighborhoods.
Government Accountability OfficeThe Government Accountability Office is an agency that works for Congress and the American people. Congress asks GAO to study the programs and expenditures of the federal government.
Library of Congress - ThomasThomas was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public.
National Conference of State LegislaturesNCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.
National League of CitiesThe National League of Cities is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States. Its mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance.
State of ConnecticutWithin its compact borders, Connecticut has forested hills, new urban skylines, shoreline beaches, white-steeple colonial churches, and historic village greens. There are classic Ivy League schools, modern expressways, great corporate offices, and small farms.
US Department of EducationED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. Its original directive remains its mission today — to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.
US Department of Health and Human ServicesThe DHHS is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
US DHHS Administration for Children and FamiliesThe Administration for Children and Families, within the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.
US DHHS Administration for Children and Families Children’s BureauWith an annual budget of over $7 billion, the Children's Bureau works with State and local agencies to develop programs that focus on preventing the abuse of children in troubled families, protecting children from abuse, and finding permanent placements for those who cannot safely return to their homes.
Annie E. Casey FoundationFounded in 1948, the primary mission of the Annie E. Casey Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families.
Foundation for Child DevelopmentThe Foundation for Child Development is a national, private philanthropy dedicated to the principle that all families should have the social and material resources to raise their children to be healthy, educated and productive members of their communities.
David and Lucille Packard FoundationDavid and Lucile Packard believed America to be the home of a unique type of organization dependent upon private funding and volunteer leadership.
Benton FoundationBenton is a private foundation, an institutional hybrid, bridging the worlds of philanthropy, public policy and community action. We assume diverse, crosscutting roles as nonpartisan knowledge broker, convener, public interest advocate and policy analyst.
Children’s Defense FundCDF advocates for all children with a special focus on the most vulnerable. We work with elected officials, government agencies, faith groups, and individual activists to build a nation of families where all children have the support they need to thrive.
Connect for KidsConnect for Kids works to connect concerned adults and young people—whether they’re new to the issues or already activists—to compelling, accurate information and context on children’s issues, as well as tools to take action and to help child- and youth-focused organizations effectively reach a broad audience.
Connecticut Voices for ChildrenThe mission of Connecticut Voices for Children is to promote the well-being of all of Connecticut’s young people and their families by advocating for strategic public investments and prudent public policies.
Voices for America’s ChildrenVoices for America’s Children is a nonpartisan, national organization committed to speaking out for the well-being of children at the federal, state and local levels of government.