Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education

Established in 1988, the Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education focuses efforts on improving early childhood education (birth through 8 years) in Iowa and beyond. Recognizing that children construct knowledge, intelligence, personality, and morality through active engagement with physical and social environments, the Center supports educational efforts that emphasize children's interest, experimentation, and cooperation. 

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The Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa is proud to bring parents and children of all ages Tapatan, the game of three in a row that is NOT Tic-Tac-Toe. More spatial reasoning, more challenging logic, more strategy, more perspective-taking, more FUN! Tapatan is available free of charge for use on the Apple iPad, iTouch, and iPhone.

Betty Zan, director of the Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education, was recognized for her achievements in early care and education and UNI's Empowering Preschool Quality Project (EPQ). For more information about EPQ visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/regentsctr/epq/To view the award news release visit: First Children’s Finance Innovation Awards, Recognize Two Iowa Early Care and Education Leaders.  To view the Waterloo Courier article visit:http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/article_aab48ed3-b397-58c7-9e70-f91a2a279af2.html