The Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium (CCEEPRC) was created by the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families in 1995 to increase national capacity for sound child care research, identify and respond to critical issues, and link child care research with policy and practice. In 2015, to mark the 20th anniversary of the consortium, members decided to change its name to better capture growing integration in the early care and education field. The Consortium subsequently chose Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium as its new name and expanded the focus of the meetings to include research relevant to child care and early education policies. Supported by OPRE and the Office of Child Care and Office of Head Start, CCEEPRC includes former and current grantees and contractors funded by the Administration for Children and Families to conduct child care and early education policy-related research.
In partnership with OPRE, CCEEPRC holds an annual research meeting for its members that builds on in-depth roundtables and other activities throughout the year. Child Care and Development Fund State Administrators, Head Start State Collaboration Directors, technical assistance partners, and Federal staff from other agencies and departments join with CCEEPRC members at the annual meeting to learn about emerging research findings, consider how the findings can be used to improve child care and early education policy and practice, and highlight new research questions and methodologies.
Research Connections supports and facilitates the work of CCEEPRC and assists in the collection and dissemination of research materials from annual consortium meetings.
To learn more about the history of the consortium, see the history document in our library.
CCEEPRC Meeting Materials
Explore materials from CCEEPRC meetings dating back to 2004, including session handouts, slides, notes, and plenary videos.