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The Arlitt Child & Family Research & Education Center is one of the oldest demonstration preschools in the United States. Founded in 1925 as the University of Cincinnati Nursery School, this child development center is sustained in part by an endowment from Dr. Ada Hart Arlitt, who was the first teacher at the school. The center serves preschool children from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds who are funded through Head Start, tuition fees, and UC’s College of Education. Children from all funding sources are blended in each classroom in the center, which makes Arlitt one of the most diverse and inclusive preschools in the country. The Arlitt Center serves as an early childhood education practicum site for students from many programs at the University of Cincinnati, a research center for faculty and students, and an observation and teacher training resource center for the community.
To research, demonstrate, and promote best practices in early childhood care and education.