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2005 The Center is renamed after receiving a $2.1 million gift.

The Center is renamed after receiving a $2.1 million gift from the McCormick Tribune Foundation. An additional $1.5 million gift from the Josephine P. and John J. Louis Foundation and the Michael W. Louis Charitable Trust also established an endowed chair. Dr. Bloom was named the first recipient of the Michael W. Louis Endowed Chair […]

1985 The Early Childhood Professional Development Project is launched.

The Early Childhood Professional Development Project is launched with a $600 Membership Action Grant from NAEYC. The first organizational climate assessment specific to early childhood work settings is published. More than 2,500 programs across the country have since received profiles after completing The Early Childhood Work Environment Survey (ECWES).

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