- National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
- National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs
- Global Children's Initiative
- Frontiers of Innovation
- Science of Health and Development Initiative
- Students, Education and Leadership Development
Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., Chair
Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development
Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Graduate School of Education
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
Philip A. Fisher, Ph.D., Science Director
Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon
Senior Scientist, Oregon Social Learning Center
Greg J. Duncan, Ph.D.
Department of Education, University of California, Irvine
Katherine Magnuson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Social Work
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Ph.D.
Walter H. Gale Professor of Education
Academic Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education
About the Forum
The Forum was established in 2006. In the same way the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child seeks to explain why public investments should be made in the early childhood years, the Forum tries to describe what investments should be made—and how.
Currently, a team of Forum members is building a comprehensive meta-analytic database on intervention services from the prenatal period to age five, including assessments of early care and education, family support and health-based programs. More >>
The Forum’s publications discuss what program evaluation research can say about critical issues in child development, and what the implications are for policy and practice. More >>
Major support for the Forum has been provided by: the Birth to Five Policy Alliance, the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, Casey Family Programs, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the McCormick Tribune Foundation, the Norlien Foundation, and an Anonymous Donor.