"We will work toward building true community."
Sandra Brown Turner
The Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School and Research Institute is the laboratory/demonstration
school of the University of Memphis College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
Its purposes are to provide developmentally appropriate programs for children two
through six years of age, to demonstrate best practices for students preparing for
careers working with young children, to facilitate research opportunities, and to
model educational leadership to the larger community.
The guiding objective for the Lipman School is to support the mission of the College
of Education, Health and Human Sciences in preparing education professionals. Because
we are the early childhood demonstration school we are committed to:
For Children and Families -
- Supporting all families.
- Facilitating a community of active learners.
- Promoting independence and critical thinking.
- Forming positive concepts of self, family and community.
For College of Education, Health and Human Sciences -
- Collaborating with students and faculty to observe, to learn about, and conduct research
about young children.
- Modeling best practices in early childhood education.
- Serving as a Professional Development School (PDS).
- Participating in professional partnerships to promote excellence in the teaching of
For Community -
- Commitment to teaching about early childhood developmentally appropriate practices.
- Advocacy for children and families.