Early Childhood Policy In Institutes of Higher Education
The University of Florida’s Early Childhood Policy Centers Collaborative is one of five centers nationally funded and supported through the Early Childhood Policy In Institutes of Higher Education Initiative. Learn more about ECP-IHE.
Early Childhood Policy Centers Collaborative
A Transdisciplinary Collaboration Advancing Early Childhood Policy At The University of Florida
With funding and support of the national Early Childhood Policy in Institutes of Higher Education Initiative, UF’s Early Childhood Policy Centers Collaborative is a hub for training the next generation of leaders in early childhood policy, producing actionable early childhood research, furthering the development of early childhood policy as a field, and, ultimately, improving the lives of children and families.
Emerging leaders and early childhood practitioners can advance their studies and credentials through the Collaborative’s newly launched graduate certificate in early childhood policy. Researchers and policymakers can find insights to improve policy and practice through the Collaborative’s ongoing research and policy analysis. And, those interested in the field, can engage in the Collaborative’s ongoing campus and public events.
The Early Childhood Policy Centers Collaborative (ECP-CC) leverages existing expertise while creating new synergies between UF centers and academic departments engaged in early childhood policy research and practice. With faculty from the Education Policy Research Center, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, and the Law School’s Center on Children and Families, the Early Childhood Policy Centers Collaborative houses national leaders in the policy conversation around young children.