5th Annual Fall Forum Juega Conmigo Expansions Infant Development Program Questions About Your Child? Center for Children and Families Advisory Council Stories of Impact

5th Annual Fall Forum

Registration is now full for the 5th Annual Fall Forum on Children and Families featuring Dr. Robert Pianta from The University of Virginia...

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Juega Conmigo Expansions

Juega Conmigo has expanded beyond Bachman Lake and is now also offered in Vickery Meadow, Pleasant Grove and most recently, Plano!

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Infant Development Program

Our Infant Development Program offers comprehensive developmental screenings for free in both English and Spanish to children ages 0-5...

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Questions About Your Child?

Our Resource and Referral Program offers free consultations and referrals for families, educators and professionals.

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Center for Children and Families Advisory Council

The CCF Advisory Council convened in January 2014...

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Stories of Impact

Everyday, we get feedback about the impact our programs are having on the lives of those in our community. We offer those stories here...

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News

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  • The Family Research Lab is Recruiting Participants

    The Family Research Lab is Recruiting Participants

    CCF faculty affiliate Dr. Jackie Nelson and The Family Research Lab are currently recruiting parents of 5- to 8-year-old children to participate in an online study of daily stress and conflict over one week. The study will help better understand families’ day-to-day experiences at home. Participating parents will receive a gift card of up to $40 as thanks for their time and effort. Please call 972-883-4122 or email (familyresearchlab@gmail.com) for more information!

  • CCF Director Margaret Owen’s Research Presented at White House Conference

    CCF Director Margaret Owen’s Research Presented at White House Conference

    Dr. Margaret Owen's collaborative research on the quality of communication between children and their caregivers as a better predictor of language skills than quantity of words heard was presented at the White House conference on "Bridging the Word Gap"

  • The Science of Teenagers Discussed on KERA’s Think

    The Science of Teenagers Discussed on KERA’s Think

    Kris Boyd talks with Dr. Laurence Steinberg, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Temple University and colleague of CCF faculty affiliates, about the "Science of Teenagers" on KERA's Think...

  • Dr. Thomas Bower Remembered

    Dr. Thomas Bower Remembered

    Dr. Thomas Bower, professor emeritus at The University of Texas at Dallas and pioneer in child development, passed away on August 26th...

Research

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  • Research of Center Affiliates

  • The Family Research Lab

    The Family Research Lab is currently recruiting parents of 5- to 8-year-old children to participate in a study of daily stress and conflict.

  • SPectral Resolution in Infant TEsting (SPRITE) Research Group

    The SPectral Resolution in Infant TEsting (SPRITE) research group at the University of Texas at Dallas is interested in learning how babies learn to tell the difference between two different sounds.

  • The Healthy Development Project

    Researchers in the Healthy Development Project need the help of parents with children between the ages of 1-year and 8-years-old to participate in one of several exciting research projects.

  • Children with Language Difficulties

    Drs. Diane Ogiela and Mandy Maguire of the Developmental Neurolinguistics lab at Callier Dallas are currently conducting a set of studies aimed at better understanding how children with language difficulties process language at the neurological level.