Our Mission

Our mission is to translate science to action through innovative research, professional development and community partnerships that support all young children from birth to age five and their families.

Our Mission

Our mission is to translate science to action through innovative research, professional development and community partnerships that support all young children from birth to age five and their families.

We are a community of researchers, practitioners, leaders, policymakers and advocates working together across disciplines to ensure equitable and meaningful outcomes for all young children birth to age five, their families and the practitioners who support them. As a trusted source of knowledge and information, our expertise and integrity are built on collaborations with local, state, national and international partners.

Our Center focuses its work on these four pillars:

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Generating Knowledge

Real-world science to share and improve practice and policy in early childhood

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Preparing Leaders

Mentoring tomorrow’s early childhood experts

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Engaging Others

Building connections with local, state, national and international partners

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Making an Impact

Results that transform lives