• All young children deserve the best that we can provide. But how do you know what ‘the best’ is?

    This site is intended to provide a bridge between the people who care for children each day and those who study children… both groups wanting to create the best possible outcomes for all children by providing access to research and evidence based resources.

    With careful consideration of what we know from experience, guided by the most current and objective information available, we can continue … “to close the gap between what we know and what we do to promote successful learning, adaptive behavior, and sound physical and mental health for all young children.” National Science Council on the Developing Child.


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  • Taundra Pitchford
    Early Care and Education Services
    (805) 964-4410, ext. 4473

    Shelley Trost
    Administrative Assistant
    (805) 964-4410, ext. 4488