Pine Manor is a private four-year liberal arts college whose mission is to empower a diverse student body to become accomplished, reflective, and confident leaders in their workplaces, families, and communities. The Child Study Center is designed to allow students who are enrolled in the college’s Education and Psychology programs to observe the preschool classrooms and apply what they are learning to their own studies. This quality preschool program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and serves as a model for student teachers. The student teachers have opportunities to learn from experienced early childhood professionals who directly supervise them at all times. The Pine Manor College Child Study Center was re-named in 1998 in honor of one of its Pine Manor College alumnae, Ann Pappajohn Vassiliou. Ann is the daughter of John and Mary Pappajohn who made a generous contribution to the Investing in Minds capital campaign. The Child Study Center is part of Pine Manor College and is a non-profit educational facility that does not discriminate on providing services to children and families on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, disability or national origin. The center supports an anti-bias curriculum that encourages children to respect each other’s individual differences and welcomes diversity.