What We Do

The Lastinger Center works to create equitable educational systems where every child and educator, regardless of circumstances, experiences high-quality learning every day to support children’s achievement of critical milestones that are predictive of success in school and life. Our research shows that a child who is ready for kindergarten, reading-proficient by third grade and confident in algebra by ninth grade experience the most success later on in life.

Strategic Initiatives

The Lastinger Center has made significant strides in less than two decades of work by approaching the needs of educators in Florida and around the country. Take a look at our Strategic Plan to see what we’ll be up to through 2020.