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Investment in the Early Foundations of Health and Development

Over the past two decades, the "brain science story" has made a powerful case for investing in the early childhood period. Now, a devastating pandemic has exacerbated longstanding inequalities and disrupted vital services, while a groundswell of social activism has brought broader public attention to the deeply embedded inequities of institutional and systemic racism.

These converging challenges have intensified the demand for fresh thinking about the future of the early childhood field. A new guide, A New Framework for Science-Informed Investment in the Early Foundations of Health and Development, from the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University includes resources designed to support the efforts of change agents across a rich diversity of sectors, cultures, geographies, and political perspectives to drive a critical re-envisioning of the field.



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