Rita Gold

Welcome to the Rita Gold Early Childhood Education Center!

The Rita Gold Early Childhood Center serves to promote the growth and development of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families through four inter-related practices:

  • Child care and early education for young children from 2 months to 5 years
  • Professional preparation for graduate students
  • Ongoing research to improve practice and inform theory in early childhood care and education
  • Outreach activities for early childhood professionals locally, nationally, and internationally

Founded in 1982 as the Center for Infants and Parents and located at Teachers College, the Center now provides inclusive and culturally responsive care for infants, toddlers, preschool children, and their families who are affiliated with Columbia University.


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