The Yale-China Program on Child Development

The Yale-China Program on Child Development is an international program which promotes exchanges and facilitates cooperation between China and the US in early childhood education and child development. It is launched by Edward Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy at Yale University and participated in by relevant schools at Yale University, some research institutions of early childhood education and social associations in both countries.

In order to improve the quality of early childhood education and enhance child welfare in both countries, the program organizes academic exchanges and collaborations among universities, NGOs and early childhood education institutions in the fields of preschool and kindergarten curriculums, preschool and kindergarten quality assessment, child’s EQ and child social policies, etc. in China and the US.

The Yale-China Program on Child Development is co-led by Yale faculty members Dr. Walter S. Gilliam and Dr. Tong Liu.

  • Through partnership with Government Agencies, the Yale-China Program on Child Development will assist in policy-making decisions, host child development forums, and promote exchanges between the two governments in the fields of early childhood education and social policy for children.

  • Through partnership with Academic Organizations, the Yale-China Program on Child Development will form committees, organize expert seminars, and engage in collaborative academic activities.

  • Through partnership with Universities & Research Institutions, the Yale-China Program on Child Development will jointly establish institutions and programs, coordinate guest professorships, visiting scholars, and postdoctoral research.

  • Through partnerships with Chinese preschool education centers, preschools, and kindergartens, the Yale-China Program on Child Development will start Yale-China Program Lab Schools in order to carry out a number of research, training, and collaborative goals.

  • Through partnership with NGOs and businesses, the Yale-China Program on Child Development will offer teacher training, create parenting programs, and provide educational facilities and resources.