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.
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.