UF expert Dr. Herman Knopf is a research scientist at the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies. He works with CHILD Center staff and our partners at ELC to bring the Zucker Center’s Practice-Based Coaching model to classrooms across Alachua County. Here, our coaches receive training to provide this innovative form of professional development at centers in the area. This way, those centers can build their skill sets and improve the quality of early learning services provided.