Beyond the Center: Taking a Leap

When Helena Mawdsley discovered an opening for a post-doctoral fellowship position with the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, she felt a calling to apply, even though applying would mean taking a leap of faith and transforming her life. At...

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Beyond the Center: Championing Outcomes for Lifelong Success

With a robust background rooted in psychology, Joy Polignano joined the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies eager to put her passion into action and conduct research aimed to transform the lives of young children. Holding a bachelor’s in...

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Beyond the Center: Guiding the Next Generation

After an eye-opening summer working at a children’s summer camp, Nicole Mera realized she belonged in the classroom supporting the growth and development of young children. Seeking a program that could cultivate her passions and equip her for success as an early...

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