College of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human ServicesCollege of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human ServicesUniversity of CincinnatiCollege of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human Services

College of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human Services

Arlitt Child & Family Research and Education CenterArlitt Child & Family

Arlitt Child & Family Research and Education Center

The Arlitt Center for Education, Research & Sustainability

The Arlitt Center is expanding its research and practice focus to embrace new initiatives and a wider age span. Our primary program at The Arlitt Center will be our lab school, but specifically, three new endeavors provided the impetus for this name change. First, the journal, Children, Youth and Environments and the Children, Youth and Environments Network will be housed at The Arlitt Center, partnering with faculty in UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. Editors are Drs. Victoria Carr, Rhonda Brown, and Vikas Mehta. Second, the certificate in Education for Environmental Sustainability will also be administered by Dr. Carr and collaborative undertakings related to sustainability with other UC initiatives, colleges, and community programs may find resources at The Arlitt Center. Third, the Developmental and Learning Sciences Center, a former affiliate, has changed its name to the Developmental and Learning Sciences Research Laboratory and is part of The Arlitt Center. Thus, there are three entities within The Arlitt Center: the Arlitt Child Development Center, the Education for Sustainability and Environments Institute, and the Developmental and Learning Sciences Research Laboratory.

What's Happening at Arlitt?

Jenn's Class and the Traffic Light

We had an exciting day on the playground! While we were playing outside, we noticed that there were two city trucks sitting at opposite ends of the intersection. We watched the workers up high in their cherry picker baskets working on the stoplights. Before long, we noticed that the workers were replacing the old stoplights with new ones. The workers noticed that we were watching them and they started waving to us from above! Our studio teacher, Rachel, happened to be out on the playground with us and she went down to talk to the workers. Jason, one of the electricians, came over to the playground with one of the new stoplights for us to look at. Jason said that he and his three coworkers are all trained electricians and he explained how the light works. He even opened up the panels so the children could see the wiring inside.

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Children Observing Traffic Signal Electricians