The Picard Center

Here at The Cecil J. Picard Center, we focus on research that affects children and their capacity for learning.

Our research focuses on five areas: education, health, longitudinal, quality of life, and workforce.

Cecil J. Picard Center for Childhood Development & Lifelong Learning

The Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning is a research center comprised of a multidisciplinary group of evaluation and research professionals who focus on early childhood, K-12 education, school-based health, poverty's effects on families, and lifelong learning.  As an integral part of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's research mission, the Center provides high-quality, rigorous evaluations of programs that are implemented to address learning from birth through adulthood.  Applied research is continually conducted in all areas of education, health, and well-being to ensure a prosperous and healthy future for children.