Research at the Anita Zucker Center is focused on evidence-informed practices that make a difference in the lives of young children and their families. Our University-wide transdisciplinary approach considers the whole child, from birth to age five, in the context of their families and communities.


The Anita Zucker Center conducts high-quality research to inform and advance practices and policies. Our work is not conducted in laboratories; it happens in homes and community-based settings with families, practitioners and young children. We collaborate with our UFnational and community partners to make an impact.

Dissemination of Knowledge

We share our work in a variety of ways, including publications and presentations, as well as outreach, technical assistance, and professional development activities. We are committed to making an impact by translating Center research findings to help inform and transform practices in early childhood studies.