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Joyce M. Huggins Early Education Center

The Joyce M. Huggins Early Education Center (Huggins Center) is a regional model for best practices in early childhood education (ECE).

The Huggins Center includes the Marlene M. Fansler Infant and Toddler Program, the D. Paul Fansler Preschool and D. Paul Fansler Institute for Leadership in ECE. The center provides training, demonstration and research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in education; child development; marriage, child and family therapy; and other related areas as well as for professionals in the field.

The Huggins Center is one of the three centers operated by the Fresno State Programs for Children and is located in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development.  The other centers located on the Fresno State campus are the Campus Children's Infant/Toddler Center and Campus Children's Preschool Center.

The centers provide services for children between the ages of 3 months and 12 years. The program works in partnership with Fresno State and the larger community to provide opportunities for learning and for developing partnerships that will benefit young children and families.