The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development is the SDG Academy’s interdisciplinary course on early child development. It draws on cutting-edge developments in neuroscience, psychology, economics, anthropology and program implementation and evaluation to help students understand how child development is at the center of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The course is co-hosted by NYU’s Global TIES for Children Center, Harvard Center on the Developing Child and UNICEF, and is taught by:
·Professor Hirokazu Yoshikawa (New York University, Global TIES for Children)
·Professor Jack Shonkoff (Harvard Center on the Developing Child)
·Professor Catherine Tamis-LeMonda (New York University)
·Professor Aisha Yousafzai (Harvard Chan School of Public Health)
·Including participation of Pia Rebello Britto (UNICEF Senior Advisor and Chief of Early Childhood Development)
The course is self-paced and runs from March 11th 2020 to March 3rd 2021. Translations available include Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese and Hindi.