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Teachers College, Columbia University
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The Hollingworth Center, a program within the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, is a service, research, and demonstration site.  The Center is designed to provide internship and training opportunities for the gradute students of Teachers College, develop model programs in early childhood education, and offer enriched educational services for children, families, and educators.  Primarily concerned with nuturing the talent development of all young children, the Center maintains a special commitment to creating and implementing programs for underserved children and teachers in urban schools, and designing model curricula in areas traditionally neglected in elementary schools.  The Hollingworth Center was established by Professor James Borland and Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs in 1981.  Since that time it has been internationally recognized for exemplary programs, grant projects, teacher development efforts, and research contributions.  Dr. Lisa Wright joined The Hollingworth Center in 1987 and is the current Director.

Preschool Quick Info

  • Preschool Quick Info

    We are accepting applications for the 2016-2017 year on a rolling basis. For more information or to request an application, please call the Preschool Office at (212) 678-3403.
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Camp Quick Info

  • Camp Quick Info

    For information on how to apply to Science Camp 2016, please email