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The Arlitt Center for Education, Research and Sustainability

One of the oldest demonstration preschools in the United States. Founded in 1925 as the University of Cincinnati Nursery School, this child development center is sustained in part by an endowment from Dr. Ada Hart Arlitt, who was the first teacher at the school.

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Natural Learning Initiative

Increasing numbers of children are growing up with insufficient contact with the natural world. To counteract this trend, the Natural Learning Initiative offers evidence-based design assistance, professional development, and information resources to advance experience of the natural environment in the daily lives of all children.

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Children's Environments Research Group

The Children’s Environments Research Group (CERG) links university scholarship with the development of policies, environments, and programs to fulfill children’s rights and improve the quality of their lives. 

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The Community Engagement Design and Research Center

Supports research and teaching on community engagement in the context of city design, urban management, and the shaping of public decisions. We are a collaborative of faculty and students working with cities and other local partners to build vital, equitable and sustainable communities. CEDaR is housed in the Program in Environmental Design. We invite prospective partners and others interested in our work to contact us!

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