Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

The Center on the Developing Child drives science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. Through their research and development platform, Frontiers of Innovation, the center designs, tests, and implements new ideas. The goal is transformational impacts on lifelong learning, behavior, and physical and mental health.

The Center’s research, materials, and tools communicate the ever-growing knowledge base around the science of child development.

Alliance-Funded Support for State Advocacy

With the Alliance’s support, the Center on the Developing Child is developing and disseminating a variety of resources that provide state advocates the latest scientific evidence as a base for their advocacy.

The Center began with a focus on early learning. While that continues, this year, the Scientific Council is focusing more work on disparities beginning in the early childhood years that have lifelong implications for public health policy.