About Us

About Us

Goals of the Institute

  • Supports community and university-based research regarding young children.
  • Coordinate, develop and deliver professional development opportunities for early learning program administrators and staff.
  • Disseminate information and provide services to early learning program practitioners regarding professional development and STARS technical assistance opportunities.
  • Serve as advocates for high-quality early child-hood education opportunities in the region to support higher levels of quality services in early learning programs.
  • Serve as a regional contact for Early Childhood Mental Health referrals, STARS technical assistance, and professional development requests from early learning practitioners.

Research Projects

ECE Program Supports

Advocacy on Behalf of Young Children