Early child development (ECD) refers to a combination of programs and policies aimed at improving the nutrition, health, cognitive and psycho-social development, education and social protection of young children. Brookings experts conduct research that aims to better understand how to successfully scale up and sustain effective ECD programs and policies in both America and throughout the developing world.
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Learn more, in this video from the Center for Universal Education, about early childhood development and what the business community has to gain from investing in early education efforts that diminish skills gaps in the workforce.
Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Center for Universal Education
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
Director, The Hamilton Project
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
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