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.