The mission of the Office of Child Development (OCD) is to improve the lives of children and families.
Most of OCD’s projects involve four basic functions:
- Analyze information from research and professional practice.
- Innovate with service demonstrations and applied research.
- Learn and improve through monitoring and evaluation.
- Change practice and policy based on knowledge.
Although these functions often occur in this sequence, they can interact and overlap with each other throughout the process of developing, implementing, and evaluating projects.