Ground-breaking research is being conducted at the College of Education and Social Services within the academic departments, through innovative programs or through affiliated centers. Visit our affiliated institutes and centers online via the links below.

Campus Children's School

Young children outside with their student teacher at the Campus Children's School

The Campus Children's School (CCS) began in 1990 and is a social constructivist program that places value on children's abilities and desires to participate in meaningful inquiry related to their multiple layers of community life. It is a full-year, full-time program involving children from six weeks and five years of age. The children at the school are primarily those of faculty and staff of the University.  Find out more about CCS >>

Center on Disability and Community Inclusion

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The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI), in collaboration with individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and communities, promotes opportunities for these valued life outcomes for those with disabilities of all ages in all facets of community life: meaningful relationships, personal choice and control, meaningful activities, safety and health, and living in a home and community.  Find out more about CDCI >>

Governor's Institute on Asian Cultures

The Governor's Institute on Asian Cultures (GIAC)

The Governor's Institute on Asian Cultures (GIAC) is co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Outreach Program at the University of Vermont (ASOP) and the Governor's Institutes of Vermont (GIV). The Institute provides a unique opportunity for Vermont freshmen and sophomores to learn about Asia and to travel in China over a two-year cycle.  Find out more about GIAC >>

Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education

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The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education devotes most of its resources and expertise to providing comprehensive, multi-year professional development. Its mission is to support technology integration in middle schools as a means of increasing student engagement and decreasing drop-out rates in Vermont.  Find out more about the Institute >>