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Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development
Creates programs and projects that use the framework of applied developmental science to promote healthy, positive development among diverse children, adolescents, families, and communities.

Lincoln Filene Center for Community Partnerships (LFC)
Facilitates strong, meaningful, and sustainable relationships between Tufts and its host communities. Supports and encourages students and faculty members to work with partner communities in addressing community-identified needs.

Eliot-Pearson Children’s School
Serves children from 2.9-to-8 years of age, preschool to second grade; reflects a developmental approach to education. Through spontaneous, structured and integrated play opportunities teachers and children encourage problem-solving, creativity, and learning in a wide range of curricular areas.

Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE)
Conducts research on civic education in schools, colleges, and community settings and on young Americans’ voting and political participation, service, activism, media use, and other forms of civic engagement.

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Encourages and initiates multidisciplinary dialogue and practicums necessary to nurture new approaches to curriculum, pedagogy, research and outreach; builds links between programs and develops new courses; trains faculty to use interdisciplinary approaches in the classroom, sponsors speakers and conferences, and promotes interdisciplinary research.

Center for Engineering Educational Outreach
Coordinates engineering and education experts with teachers to design engineering standards-based curricula into the K-12 classroom; increases the engineering, science, and design literacy of the public.

Center for Reading and Language Research
Conducts multi-disciplinary, cutting-edge research on reading, language, and dyslexia, and applies this knowledge to enhance the lives of children; offers cutting-edge research in cognitive neuroscience to increase understanding of reading development and reading disorders.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Offers alumni, community residents and friends the opportunity to return to the classroom with on-campus study groups and online distance learning courses.

Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)
The university-wide center for teaching and learning, CELT collaborates among campuses to promote faculty excellence. The center facilitates faculty professional development through seminars and workshops, offers individual faculty consultations, and provides electronic and print resources to support faculty programs.

For a full list of centers and institutes at Tufts University view the Tufts University Fact Book.