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The ECRC is a community of scholars dedicated to the study of contemporary issues that relate to young children, their families, their communities, and their education. Researchers at the ECRC embrace a range of innovative research methods to increase understanding about children's development and learning within diverse sociocultural contexts.


Congratulations to our own Erica Ranade, who has been accepted in the prestigious KY LEND program! The KY LEND program is part of a national network of LEND programs. The overall mission of LEND is improving the health of infants, children and adolescents with, or at risk for, neurodevelopmental and related disabilities including autism. A major focus of LEND is to increase the number of professionals with the knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based screening and diagnosis as well as supports to individuals and families.

Please visit https://hdi.uky.edu/kylend for more information!


Children running in a field of grass with trees fading in the background. A flyer for Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children

Dr. Jane Andris is the Co-editor of a new edition of a classic text! This classic text has been helping teachers better understand young children’s behavior for over 6 decades. Now available in an updated seventh edition, this popular resource is designed to deepen pre- and inservice teachers’ understanding of children (birth–age 8) as unique individuals within a developmental context.


Erica Ranade is the co-author of a new book! Psychology Essentials for Behavior Analysts.

Edited by Dr. Lauryn Toby and Erica Ranade (pictured above), provides Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) with important background information from the field of psychology. This information is directly applicable to the field of behavior analysis and currently lacking in traditional behavior analytic course sequences.

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