What brought me to the University of Florida was a desire to make a bigger impact, outside of my classroom. While I loved helping children and supporting their families in a smaller classroom setting, I wanted to affect and implement larger policies and practices. I felt studying at the Anita Zucker Center would equip me to address some of the issues and concerns that were prevalent during my time at the preschool program.
The faculty and staff here are truly addressing the research-practice-policy gap in early childhood. At the Center, we don’t just talk about issues — we’re actually addressing them with evidence-based strategies.