The Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) department in the College of Human Sciences reaches more than just college students. At the earliest stages of childhood development, the Auburn University Early Learning Center and Harris Early Learning Center in Birmingham ensure Alabama’s youngest children have access to high quality early childhood education.
This Tiger Giving Day, Auburn HDFS asks for your help to incorporate more diversity in the curriculum and enrollment of our early learning centers.
Central to the mission of the AUELC and the Elmer and Glenda Harris Early Learning Center is providing a well-rounded education in which students enjoy growing as social citizens. By providing the early learning centers with additional materials focused on diversity in many forms, including race, ability, and family structure, students will prepare to enter elementary school with an appreciation for diversity and inclusion.
Your gift this Tiger Giving Day will provide children with books and toys that enhance students’ exposure to diversity at our nationally accredited education centers.
In both Auburn and Birmingham, the AUELC and Harris Early Learning Center serve children and their families with quality care and education. At these nationally accredited childhood development centers, your support will also ensure more children have access to the highest quality preschool education in the state by assisting with center fees.
Beyond the educational benefit to the early learning centers’ students, the AUELC and Harris Early Learning Center also offer HDFS students a real-world learning lab where they experience high-quality early care and education taking place. In addition, these centers both play crucial roles in their communities by providing childcare in a safe and research-based environment.