Early Childhood Summit

The Anita Zucker Center and University of Florida are convening interdisciplinary early childhood thought leaders at a national summit to address the field’s grand challenges.

Collective Action

We are collaborating with colleagues locally, nationally and globally to take action that improves outcomes for young children, their families, and their communities.

Training Opportunities

Learn more about undergraduate, master’s and postdoctoral training opportunities with mentors from the renowned faculty at the Anita Zucker Center.


Making A Difference In Children’s Lives

Our interdisciplinary approach focuses on young children’s development and learning from birth to age 5. These first 2,000 days of a child’s life open lifelong pathways to learn and contribute to our society. The Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies is built upon four key pillars:

KNOWLEDGE: Generate and share applied science to improve real-world practices

LEADERSHIP: Mentor the next generation

ENGAGEMENT: Establish connections and convene conversations to effect change

IMPACT: Ensure transformative outcomes through sustained commitments and leadership

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