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Expanding on the Science: Foundations of Early Childhood Development
Friday, April 13, 2012
12pm ET - 1:30pm ET (NEW TIME!)
This webinar is the second in a series of four webinars specifically designed for our Early Learning Fellows. Research and scientific evidence show that positive and negative early influences are critical to the development of children’s brains and can have an impact on learning and school success, behavior and even lifelong health. Listen to Jack Shonkoff with the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University discuss the policy implications of early experiences on the brain. Hear Ron Haskins with the Center on Children and Families at The Brookings Institution respond to the science and also give his thoughts on where early childhood policies are going. There will be time set aside for questions and discussion. If you are an Early Learning Fellow register today for the FREE Webinar.
Steffanie Clothier, NCSL
Jack Shonkoff, M.D. Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development; Director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
Ron Haskins, Ph.D. Co-Director of the Brookings Center on Children and Families
Ron Haskins, Ph.D., former White House and congressional advisor on welfare issues, co-directs the Brookings Center on Children and Families. An expert on preschool, foster care, and poverty - he was instrumental in the 1996 overhaul of national welfare policy. Haskins received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has also received a M.A.T. and Ph.D. Ron is also one of the Early Learning Fellows program faculty members. Ron is also one of the Early Learning Fellows program faculty members.
Jack Shonkoff, M.D., is the Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Graduate School of Education; Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston; and the Director of the university-wide Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. He also chairs the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, a multi-university collaboration comprising leading scholars in neuroscience, psychology, pediatrics, and economics, whose mission is to bring credible science to bear on policy affecting young children.
Shonkoff completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University, medical education at New York University School of Medicine, pediatric training at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and fellowship in developmental pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital in Boston. He has been a visiting professor or delivered named lectureships at more than 30 universities in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and Dean of The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Jack is also one of the Early Learning Fellows program faculty members.