Edward Zigler Center for Child Development and Social Policy is
working to promote the School of the 21st Century as
a state and regional model. While it is important to
continue to develop the program in individual schools
and districts, the 21st Century concept will have its
greatest impact on improving the lives of children and
families if it is also developed as a systemic, coherent
state-initiated model of school reform.
The School of the 21st Century (21C) program has grown
steadily since it was first implemented in 1988 as more
and more schools have responded to families’ needs
for high quality child care and other support services.
With technical assistance and training from the Zigler
Center, 21C has been implemented in over 1300 schools
in more than 20 states.
you are interested in visiting a School of the 21st
Century program, please contact the National 21C office
at 203.432.9944 or email us at yale21C@yale.edu. Yale
staff will match your interests with an appropriate
site to meet your needs.