Harvard University’s Global Children’s Initiative has launched Núcleo Ciência Pela Infância, which is the first major programmatic effort outside the United States in Brazil. This program is aimed to use the science of child health and development to guide stronger policies and larger investments to benefit young children and their families in Brazil (Harvard University, 2014). Since early childhood education is an ongoing important topic internationally, even the policy makers and businessperson are taking serious actions towards child development.
It is great to learn that early childhood education is flourishing internationally and hopefully Harvard University’s Global Children’s Initiative can do more in other countries too. This particular Núcleo Ciência Pela Infância is collaboration between the Center, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of São Paulo, and Insper (Harvard University, 2014). It provided a unique opportunity for the Center to work with Brazilian scholars, policymakers, and civil social leaders to adapt the Center’s Programmatic model for the local context in order to catalyze more effective policies and programs that will ultimately, foster a more prosperous, sustainable, and equitable society (Harvard University, 2014). It is important to take consideration the ideas, opinions, views of different professionals to form a strong base program that will benefit children from earlier ages.
The following video gives us an important overview of the importance of this project and how everyone’s input is so important for children. Please take a look at this video
Harvard University. (2014). Center on the developing child. Global children's initiative. Retrieved from http://developingchild.harvard.edu/activities/global_initiative/