The Centre is situated on the Soweto campus of the University. It is part of the UJ Institute for Childhood Education.
The centre is home to a number of research projects on child development and learning as well as teacher education for the primary school. The main programme of research is primary school mathematics and science learning.
Winter school courses are presented for teachers and researchers, varying from mathematical cognition in childhood, research methods in childhood education studies, cognitive development of pre-school children and literacy cognition of young children.