Preparing Leaders in Early Childhood (PLECSIS)
Preparing Leaders in Early Childhood Studies and Implementation Science (PLECSIS) was a doctoral leadership training opportunity at the University of Florida funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs. The purpose of PLECSIS was to provide doctoral scholars at the University of Florida with expertise in special education, early childhood studies, research and evaluation methods, and implementation science. Upon completion of the program, scholars graduated with a Ph.D. in Special Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Studies. In addition to the coursework, scholars in the PLECSIS program participated in situated learning opportunities associated with ongoing projects at the Anita Zucker Center.