2nd ECD MOOC – Enrollment Open!

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 Global TIES for Children, 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 starts on September 23rd!  Start at any time in the 8 weeks following September 23rd.

This year all course video lectures have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Hindi to reach a wider audience.

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The SDG Academy is a high-quality, mass online education platform for sustainable development that is completely open to all. Its courses feature the world’s foremost experts covering topics including health, education, climate change, agriculture and food systems, and human rights — equipping the next generation of sustainable development practitioners to take on the complex challenges facing our planet.

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