Our Mission

The Zigler Center's over-arching mission is to improve the well-being of children and families by bringing objective child development research into the policy and public arenas.

Our Objectives

  1. To produce rigorous, objective and timely research and policy analyses that address pressing child and family social policy questions;
  2. To actively disseminate knowledge through channels of scholarship (e.g., books, journals, conferences), popular media (e.g., print, radio and television news, op-eds), and direct work with legislative and executive branch government;
  3. To train future generations of professionals who work at the intersection of child development research and policy formation.