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
In a guest essay in The Atlantic, Dana Suskind argues that raising kids in America is expensive and isolating; and that a caregivers’ lobby could help.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
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
Featured InitiativeAny Time is 3Ts Time
A multimedia campaign designed to foster knowledge and build actionable skills that enable parents to promote their children’s foundational brain development.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.