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Through its activities, the Regents' Center aims to accomplish the following:

  • Develop research-based programs and curriculum materials that respect the unique developmental needs of young children and their families; 
  • Promote applied and interdisciplinary research in early education; 
  • Disseminate information about developmentally appropriate early education to educators, parents, and the public at state, national, and international levels through workshops, conferences, and publications; 
  • Assist in developing early education programs for at-risk children and their families; 
  • Inform policy makers abut the developmental and educational needs of young children and their families; 
  • Develop a model program for educating preservice and inservice teachers in developmentally appropriate education; and 
  • Promote interinstitutional collaboration among the three State Regents' universities, other educational agencies, and government agencies.
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