Carol Jenkins Barnett Center for Early Childhood Learning and Health

Mission

To create a unique interdisciplinary academic center of collaboration between Florida Southern College’s School of Education and School of Nursing and Health Sciences that will contribute to and utilize scientific evidence in preparing future nurses and teachers to identify and intervene in health-related issues, and engage in community outreach, to improve childhood learning and health.

About the Center

Created in 2020, the Carol Jenkins Barnett Center for Early Childhood Learning and Health brings together the resources of the School of Education and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences for a unique interdisciplinary program to positively impact the academic experience of young children.

The Carol Jenkins Barnett Center will:

  • Serve as a national model for educating teachers and nurses about the linkage between a child’s health and their learning.
  • Become a national leader in developing evidence-based data-driven interventions to impact childhood learning and health.
  • Provide services and educational training for Polk County’s families, teachers, and members of the healthcare community, to ensure successful early-learning outcomes for children in our community.

Questions? Contact

Tracy Magee, Ph.D., RN, CPNP

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Nursing and Education Coordinator Carol Jenkins Barnett Center for Early Childhood Learning and Health
863.680.4265