The successful translation of evidence-based early childhood interventions into real-world settings is integral to the work done at the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health. That is why we are proud to be partnering with the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago to conceptualize and execute the first Griffin Applied Economics Incubator. Each academic year, the Incubator is dedicated to a specific topic of importance to society that stands to benefit from focused research attention and ideation. Under our joint stewardship, the inaugural year of this Incubator will be dedicated to early childhood research and the scaling of early interventions.

It is our hope this partnership will elevate the University’s status as a hub for generating key initiatives that address and seek to better understand the science of scaling as it relates to this field. We hope this year will yield compelling support for policy changes that positively impact the future health and well-being of our children.

As part of this Incubator, we will be welcoming scholars from across disciplines, practitioners, and policymakers throughout the academic calendar. These scholars will present and refine their early childhood and scaling-focused research while exploring emerging lines of inquiry. You can find a list of our confirmed upcoming visitors here.

The inaugural year of the Incubator will culminate in June 2020 with a two-day convening that will invite researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and others to highlight and advance the ideas generated by the Incubator.

Check back soon for photos, videos, and related materials as our visitors join us throughout the academic year.