The Early Learning Center is a research and teaching center affiliated with the Department of Child and Family Studies. The center provides a laboratory setting for the investigation of children’s development in context and the growth of informed teaching practices. Highly trained program staff work in collaboration with faculty to facilitate interdisciplinary research, academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students, and early education programs for young children while honoring a commitment to outreach, advocacy, and the development of public policy. The Center is based on the UTK campus and has a limited enrollment of families from the Knoxville area, the majority of whom are UTK Knoxville employees and students. For complete information about Early Learning Center, please visit UTK Early Learning Center page.