About Us

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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:


Professional Development

Parenting Education

Research and Observation