How Children Learn
3R’s of Early Learning
Research shows three important processes shape young children’s development and early learning. We refer to these processes as the 3R’s of Early Learning: Relationships, Repetition, Routines. These processes are important because they focus on how children learn rather than what they learn.
The A to Z’s of Early Childhood: The Science of Child Development and Learning
We’re leading the way to a future where every child experiences nurturing relationships and quality experiences that create a strong foundation for future life successes.
We collaborate with colleagues locally, nationally and globally to take action that improves outcomes for young children, their families, and their communities.
Early Childhood Summit
To address the field’s challenges, the Anita Zucker Center and University of Florida convened interdisciplinary early childhood thought leaders at a national summit.
The Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Special Education Research recently awarded a team of researchers from the Anita Zucker Center $1.39 million to further previous research on embedded instruction for children with disabilities.read more
The project will demonstrate implementation of the PBC-DIDM model, evaluate fidelity of model implementation in six diverse sites serving young children with disabilities, and examine relationships between practitioners’ fidelity of practice implementation and child(family) outcomes.read more
Center Director Patricia Synder has been named the 2021 Kauffman-Hallahan-Pullen Distinguished Researcher, by the Council for Exceptional Children Division for Research.read more
“We have a scientific and moral responsibility to rethink and reshape the way we support young children and their families.”
Dr. Patricia Snyder