We are always looking for talented individuals who want to join our team and support our mission. Below, when they are available, you can find information about full-time and student employment positions, as well as information about events hosted by the Center and its affiliates. Visit our Student Opportunities page for more information about how students can get involved with the Center.
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Join us for a one-day training on the Frontiers of Innovation approach to program development and evaluation
Next training: May 7, 2018
Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA
The Center on the Developing Child is pleased to host its Science-Based Innovation Training this spring, and registration is now open. Participants from a broad range of settings are encouraged to attend, including program developers and anyone who works with (or is in a position to support) young children or their families.
This one-day training will provide participants with an overview of the IDEAS Impact Framework, a promising new approach for innovation in program development and evaluation, and implications of this approach for early childhood programs. This includes a set of tools that support translating science into practice in order to learn more about how an intervention works, for whom, and in what contexts. This model is designed to help teams develop stronger programs, optimize evaluation efforts, and engage in rapid-cycle learning.
For information on the Fall 2018 training, please fill out the short form below and we’ll contact you with details.
Protecting Brains, Stimulating Minds: The Early Life Roots of Success in School
Speaker: Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff
Date: April 2, 2018
Time: 5:30-7pm EDT
Location: Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free and open to the public.
Understanding both the biology of adversity and the science of early learning is essential for building a strong foundation for reducing disparities in educational achievement. The benefits of evidence-based curricula in the early childhood years cannot be fully achieved without effective strategies for preventing the consequences of toxic stress.
Full-Time Employment Opportunities
Any available full-time positions at the Center on the Developing Child are posted on Harvard’s employment website at http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/. All applicants for employment with Harvard University must apply for the specific job opening through this site. When searching for openings at the Center, select “Harvard Graduate School of Education” as the School/Unit or enter “Center on the Developing Child” in the Keyword field. For more information, please contact Harvard University Employment Services at (617) 495-2772.
Student Employment Opportunities
We offer work for highly motivated students in our offices at 50 Church Street and in the labs of our affiliated faculty across the campus. As opportunities become available, we will share them on this page. Sign up here to receive information on employment opportunities. Visit our Student Opportunities page for more information about other ways students can get involved with the Center.