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The Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies is focused on research and training to support the healthy development, learning and well-being of young children, ages 0 to 5 years. An interdisciplinary collaboration with a singular vision, the center brings together leading researchers, educators and advocates from colleges and institutes across the University of Florida.

Faculty, fellows, students and staff within the center are building resources and creating networks to advance science, policy and practices. They are establishing a crossroad where health sciences, business, law and education find common ground to improve the quality of life and ensure future success for all children at their most critical years of development.

To learn more about the Center’s involvement in local, state, and national activities related to early childhood studies, read our recent news stories.

UF Preeminence

Improving early childhood studies and optimizing early childhood interventions is one of UF’s highest priorities. Since 2013, four interdisciplinary research faculty positions have been established at the Anita Zucker Center from preeminence funding through the Florida Legislature. Visit UF Preeminence Learning and Society focus area to see the momentum we are building together.