At the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health at the University of Chicago, we use science to drive innovation and fuel social change to help parents and caregivers improve child outcomes.Learn more
We develop cutting-edge interventions, tools, and technology that help optimize foundational brain development, and can be used by individuals and scaled across the country.Learn more
Our approach to preventing early cognitive disparities relies on collaboration. We are committed to building coalitions, sharing knowledge, and achieving victories across systems and communities.Learn more
We produce research, publications, and events that generate support for a public health approach to empowering parents and promoting children’s foundational brain development.Learn more
We share interventions and campaigns designed to help parents, caregivers, and communities promote children’s healthy development, putting resources directly in the hands of those who can use them.Learn more
Early Learning Nation magazine asked some of their favorite people, “What’s one thing our readers can do to make the world better for mothers?” See what Dana Suskind and others had to say!Learn more
Writing for Scientific American, Dana Suskind and Lydia Denworth explore how family-friendly policies such as paid parental leave and high-quality child care improve children’s brain development and prospects for a better future.Learn more
Early childhood interventions have a strong evidence base proving profoundly positive and lifelong benefits. But moving from a successful pilot to a state-level program requires careful design in order to achieve the same positive results at scale. In this Q&A, Dana Suskind and John List discuss the science of scaling.Learn more
Featured Initiative3Ts-Early Childhood Educator
An online, eight-module professional development curriculum designed for early childhood educators in home- and center-based child care facilities.Learn more
Featured EventDana Suskind at Aspen Ideas Health
Given the role that early childhood development plays in long-term wellbeing, ignoring parental needs is an unsustainable strategy. At the 2022 Aspen Ideas Health festival, Dana Suskind argued it’s time we give parents the robust support they deserve.Learn more
Get to Know Us
We believe parents and caregivers are an untapped resource with the incentive and capacity to make a difference in their children’s early brain development.
We believe in harnessing the power of communities, educators, and healthcare workers to support families with young children.