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Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Harvard’s 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 both physical and mental health.

Our state allies can call on the Center for the Developing Child to:

Help ground early-childhood policy in brain science.

Drawing on the rapidly growing science of adversity and resilience -- including continuing advances in brain research -- this conversation can inform more effective strategies for preventing the physiological disruptions that lead to problems in early learning, social-emotional development, and both physical and mental health.

Additional Alliance-Funded support for state advocacy includes:

    • Creating, disseminating, and promoting new communication products and strategies, including presentations, media, and policy briefings, all fed by the content in its recently released Working Paper 15: Connecting the Brain to the Rest of the Body.