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Hillsborough Early Learning Network Innovation Programs

Hillsborough Early Learning Network Innovation Programs

The UF Lastinger Center for Learning’s Hillsborough Early Learning Network (HELN) is investing in its programs more than ever with the introduction of its latest initiative: Innovation Programs.  An Innovation Program is an early learning program within the HELN...
Florida invests in education with the UF Lastinger Center

Florida invests in education with the UF Lastinger Center

On June 15, the Florida Governor signed the state’s $116.5 billion budget, including some big investments in education. Among these are renewed commitments from the legislature to fund the Lastinger Center for Learning’s initiatives that serve educators, students, and...
Lastinger Center’s Raquel Diaz named first Latina FLAEYC President

Lastinger Center’s Raquel Diaz named first Latina FLAEYC President

Lastinger Center for Learning Senior Partnerships Manager Raquel Diaz, Ed.D., is on her way to take her 2023 presidential role head-on as the first Latina president of the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC).  Diaz has been an active...
Georgia DECAL Project

Georgia DECAL Project

Since 2015, the UF Lastinger Center for Learning has collaborated with Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) to fulfill its mission of enhancing early care and education practices across the state. Throughout the years of this partnership, the...