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
This Planet Money feature on Dana Suskind’s new book, Parent Nation, explains that “millions of kids in America are getting left behind during their first three years of life — years that a heap of scientific evidence says are crucial to their brain development.” And “To fix that, (Suskind) argues, America needs much stronger policies to support parents and caregivers at this early stage.”Learn more
Writing in The Hill, Dana Suskind argues that parents have the potential to be the largest special interest group in the country, writing: “The time is ripe for parents to galvanize — to advocate for systemic supports that would finally, truly, make parental choice a reality.”Learn more
This column reports the results of two TMW Center field experiments that reveal how shifting parents’ beliefs about the role of parental inputs in child development can impact parents’ behavior and be a pathway to reducing gaps in children’s skills.Learn more
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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.