Early biological, psychological and social-emotional development are critical elements of lifelong health and wellbeing. The Center for the Young Child (CYC) grounds its work in the latest brain science, policy, and research, representing the perspective of young children and their families when programs are being developed and deployed by the myriad of providers and systems supporting early childhood care and education.
Effective partnerships are critical to meet the demands of diverse and complex issues, challenges, and opportunities that face Ohio’s families and young children. The CYC is an active collaborator with local, state, and national organizations and associations, bridging gaps and fostering cooperation to create and deploy high quality, state-of-the-art solutions for families and professionals who care for and educate young children. The CYC is proud to partner with organizations across Ohio and around the country to support:
The CYC brings its whole child perspective and unique partnerships together with innovative thinking to help transform early childhood policy, research, and practice. From helping to ensure young children with disabilities are considered when policy is crafted to connecting providers and professionals to new ideas and concepts, the center’s work links research to real life.
Check out featured OCALI Lending Library resources, including social-emotional wellbeing, supporting family interactions, supporting independence in adolescence and adulthood, and more.
Find out how your agency can participate in training to improve transitions for children and families between IDEA Part C (Early Intervention) and IDEA Part B (School-Aged Services).
Learn about the Autism Diagnosis Education Project on educating families, health care professionals, educators, and others interested in screening and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.