- 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
The Forum's publications include evaluation briefs on critical issues for policymakers and civic leaders, peer-reviewed scientific papers, a new series of working papers, as well as the Early Childhood Program Evaluations: A Decision-Maker’s Guide, which helps prepare decision-makers to be better consumers of evaluation information.
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.
The Forum is a collaboration among Harvard University and Columbia University; Georgetown University; Johns Hopkins University; the University of California, Irvine; the University of Nebraska; and the University of Wisconsin. More >>
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 >>
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.