About

The Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies is a transdisciplinary center at the University of Florida.

Our work is dedicated to advancing knowledge, policy and practices in early childhood studies. Early childhood studies is an interdisciplinary field focused on young children birth to age five, their families and the contexts that support their health, development, learning and well-being.

About

The Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies is an interdisciplinary center at the University of Florida.

Our work is dedicated to advancing knowledge, policy and practices in early childhood studies. Early childhood studies is an interdisciplinary field focused on young children birth to age five, their families and the contexts that support their health, development, learning and well-being.

To accomplish its mission, the Center partners with faculty from colleges and other entities throughout UF, as well as local, state, national and international partners. Our research and practice collaborators are also dedicated to ensuring equitable and meaningful outcomes for all young children, their families, and the practitioners who support them. 

Our Center has partnered with Baby Gator Child Development and Research Center and the CHILD Center for Early Learning to strengthen connections among research, policy and practice and elevate early childhood studies, including early care and education, as a UF priority. Forging a commitment among diverse stakeholders, the Center is implementing and sharing practical applications that spur transformative change to reach desired outcomes through improved practices and policies. 

The 3R’s of Early Learning: Relationships, Repetition, Routines

The 3R’s of Early Learning: RelationshipsRepetitionRoutines are the foundation for supporting development and early learning.