International Child Development & Social Policy


Despite the unequivocal scientific evidence in support of early childhood development (ECD), over 200 million young children across the globe are not achieving their potential. The majority of the world’s children live in developing countries and they continue to bear the greatest burden of poverty, disease, and conflict situations. The need to take hold and turn these world conditions on an axis is clear; despite tremendous scientific advancements, progress has been slow in adopting these children into international policies that can potentially make a difference in their lives, globally.

The international early childhood development and policy initiatives being carried out by the Yale Child Study Center are in response to this clear and urgent need. The goals of this work have been motivated by poor developmental outcomes for young children, globally, and the incredible scientific evidence that is being generated to ameliorate these outcomes. These initiatives endeavor to bring the evidence to bear an effect upon the formulation, implementation and analysis of international development frameworks and national-level social and public policies that impact the lives of young children.

Special Event Live Webcast

Rethinking the International Refugee Regime

T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Gruber Distinguished Lecturer in Global Justice

February 8, 2016 / T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Deputy High Commissioner in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will deliver the Gruber Lecture.

Place: Yale Law School, 127 Wall Street, Room 127 

Time: 4:30 PM 

Live Webcast

Master Tea / T. Alexander Aleinikoff: Rethinking the International Refugee Regime

February 9, 2016 / T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Georgetown Law Professor and Deputy High Commissioner in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is special guest.

Place: Morse Master House, Yale University; 99 Tower Parkway, New Haven

Time: 5:00 PM

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Formative Childhood and Peace Building

Hands Seedlings

Scientific evidence that supports children and families as agents of change for peace.

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