The Anita Zucker Center exists to improve the lives of young children, their families and caregivers and the practitioners who support them.
Center members work to bridge the gap between research and practice, and to connect caregivers, organizations and practitioners with actionable, evidence-based information and resources to improve outcomes for all young children.
Our work begins here at the University of Florida and in the surrounding greater Gainesville area. Partnerships with local governments, providers, schools and nonprofits provide the opportunity to apply research in meaningful ways that reach beyond our own community.
In Florida we are able to collaborate with organizations and agencies in efforts to support the needs of young children and families. Through these statewide partnerships, we are able to leverage established networks to expand the impact of Center research.
Working with colleagues in every region across the country, we are able extend our collective impact in areas of research, training, outreach and professional development. Through these national partnerships we are generating applicable solutions for early childhood needs.
We share our work and knowledge worldwide through research collaborations and international presentations. Our reach offers resources to families and caregivers and tools to practitioners who are supporting children’s development and early learning.