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About our work

The Children's Equity Project (CEP) is an initiative of the Sanford School and is led in partnership with scholars from institutions across the United States including Yale University, Georgetown University, Vanderbilt University, The Center for Racial Equity and Excellence, and the University of California Los Angeles, among many others. The CEP focuses on closing opportunity gaps and dismantling systemic racism in learning settings to ensure that children reach their full potential.

The CEP works at the intersection of research, practice, and policy and focuses on a range of equity issues in the early years and the early grades, including but not limited to, disproportionate discipline, corporal punishment, and bias; immigration and young children; language policies and supporting dual language learners; inclusion of children with disabilities; maternal and child health disparities; and issues affecting children in tribal communities.

Our focus

The CEP's current priorities include a variety of policy issues, including, but not limited to:

  • Harsh discipline and access to mental health supports
  • Equitable access to dual language learning
  • Immigration and early childhood
  • Inclusion of children with disabilities
  • Early learning in tribal communities