Early Childhood Education

Mission Statement

The Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Education Research Center provides comprehensive services for educational innovation, research, and dissemination. The major role of the Center is to provide educational experiences and resources for teachers and parents that reflect the most current understanding of the cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development of children from ages four through eight. The Center fosters collaborative interaction between Utah State University’s Department School of Teacher Education and Adult Leadership (TEAL) and Edith Bowen Laboratory School as well as with other departments at Utah State University and other universities in Utah, the Utah State Office of Education, and school districts and parent organizations throughout the state. The Center also serves as a clearinghouse for validated practices, research findings, and educational services, and teaching resources for the improvement of education in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and the primary grades.

Teacher reading to children