The Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child & Family Development has been improving the welfare of children and their families for 100 years. Founded in 1920 as the Merrill-Palmer Motherhood and Home Training School, it has served Detroit's children through research and formal academic programs in child development, disciplines then in their infancy. The Institute has trained generations of parents, teachers, students and researchers in areas important for infants, children and adolescents across the nation and world. The Institute remains at the cutting edge of research and training in child development, ever responsive to the pressures of modern society on urban families and young children.
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