Center on the Developing Child

What We Do The Center’s diverse activities align around building an R&D (research and development) platform for science-based innovation, and transforming the policy and practice landscape that supports and even demands change. We do this because society pays a huge price when children do not reach their potential, because half a century of policies and programs have not produced breakthrough outcomes, and because dramatic advances in science are ready to be used to achieve a promising future for every child. Building an R&D Platform Transforming the Landscape Working Globally Who We Are We are a multidisciplinary team committed to driving science-based innovation in policy and practice. Our shared goal is to produce substantially larger impacts on the learning capacity, health, and economic and social mobility of young children.