The Lynda A. Cohen Center for the Study of Child Development is a research-focused forum and behavioral health clinic that acknowledges the key to resolving issues of violence and inequality among people lies in nurturing the social competence of young children. The center is committed to educating the community about the importance of developmentally appropriate adult-child interactions as a tool for raising social consciousness.

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Words of Wisdom
  • The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.–Malcolm Forbes, Publisher

  • Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.–Maria Montessori, Educator

  • It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.–Frederick Douglass, Social Reformer

  • Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.–Haim Ginnot, Child Psychologist

  • A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.–Henry Adams, Historian

  • What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.–George Bernard Shaw, Playwright

  • The events of childhood do not pass but repeat themselves like seasons of the year.–Eleanor Farjeon, Children's Literature Author

  • The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.–Alvin Toffler