Saturday, June 7, 2014

Getting know your International Contact-Part 2

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


  1. Thank you for sharing the information that you did. I think that I will have to look a little closer to the project that you were talking about. I did look very briefly at it but I think that I need to look at it again. I enjoyed reading what you wrote.

  2. That is a very helpful information. It is a good initiative to put focus on country like Brazil. If such program is successful, I hope they will develop similar programs to other countries where children have been neglected, such as India, Africa and Philippines etc. We have known that early childhood development and education are very important part of the human life. However, it is unfortunate and sad to see children in these poor countries are neglected. They are even malnutrition. There are so much we should and could do with the children in those places.

  3. Hi Lhakpa,
    Thank you for your post about Harvard study. I really hope other countries venture out for programs that will aid children.