Child Care & Early Education Research Connections Visit disclaimer page promotes use of high quality early childhood research to inform policy and practice. This project offers a free, comprehensive, and up-to-date collection of scholarly research, policy briefs, state and federal government reports, datasets, and instruments from a wide range of disciplines and sources. Interactive tools allow users to refine searches based on a broad range of important factors. Research Connections works to engage state administrators of child care and early education administrators in using the bibliographic database to inform policy making. Through this website, Research Connections offers research and data resources for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and others. Go to Research Connections to sign up for a newsletter that highlights the latest research relevant to early childhood and child care policy.
Until 2019, Research Connections was a partnership between the National Center for Children in Poverty at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University and and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the Institute for Social Research, the University of Michigan.
Currently, the Research Connections bibliography is supported by a contract with ICF, Intl in partnership with the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the Institute for Social Research, the University of Michigan.
The point of contact is Wendy DeCourcey.