We are a diverse community of children, parents, educators, college students, researchers and university employees. In our classrooms more than 50% of the children speak a home language other than English. Our staff is diverse as well in age, gender and cultural backgrounds, and is highly experienced with advanced degrees in early education and teaching.
We welcome all children ages birth to 7 years.
We mentor and have work opportunities for adults wanting to learn how to follow children's interests to guide their development of the essentials skills for healthy living.
We choose professionals with advanced degrees and extensive experience in research-based best practice to lead our classrooms and other programs.
The Center has four components:
- Infants (ages 2 months to 21 months)
- Toddlers (ages 22 months to 32 months)
- PreSchoolers (ages 33 months to kindergarten enrollment)
- K – 5th graders during School Vacation Week Camp in February and April
- Teachers seeking mentoring
- Pre-service teachers seeking experience and apprenticeships
- Students in the Brandeis Education Program
- For professionals working with families of young children in violence prevention and positive parenting
- Schools seeking consulting services and workshops
- Parents of young children
- Professionals and other parent group leaders
- Faculty and students in education and human development