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The UT Early Learning Center for Research and Practice will host open houses this spring for families interested in kindergarten.

Families have the opportunity to meet program staff, tour classrooms, and learn about the center’s curriculum and philosophy.

The first open house will be from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, at the center’s 1206 White Avenue location. The second will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, at the same location.

The Early Learning Center is a laboratory school affiliated with the Department of Child and Family Studies within the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. It provides full-day early education programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. The center’s mission is to generate knowledge and practices that improve the field of early education.

For more information, or to learn more about the Early Learning Center, call 865-974-0843 or visit the website.


Lola Alapo (865-974-3993,

Kathy Kidd (865-946-4093,