Research and Projects

Learn about research and projects of the Department of Child and Family Development.


Teaching and Guidance Policy Essentials Checklist


The Teaching and Guidance Essential Policies Checklist (TAGPEC) is a field-tested checklist to examine the quality of guidance policies in preschool through third grade classrooms. CFD faculty, Dr. Sarah Garrity and Dr. Sascha Longstreth, work with several graduate students to explore how evidence-based behavior guidance policies can be used to improve social and academic outcomes for young children.

PACS (Parents And Caregivers in Services) Lab

The mission of the PACS (Parents And Caregivers in Services) Lab is to improve services for diverse children, adolescents, and families served in community settings. Our lab focuses on promoting family participation and collaboration with child service providers and organizations.

HEY (Healthy Early Years)

Nurturing early connections.

HEY offers low-cost therapeutic services for young children and their families experiencing mild to moderate distress.