Tuesday, April 25th, 2023 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Schubert Center for Child Studies is excited to welcome Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa, the Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU Steinhardt, as the featured speaker for this year's annual Kessler-Freedheim Lecture Series.
Yoshikawa will examine how racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities that begin in early childhood contribute to vastly different adult outcomes. He will offer evidence-based suggestions for policy changes that, when applied at scale, chart a viable path to opportunity for all children. These changes include paid federal leave for parents of newborns, high-quality childcare assurance and universal preschool. He will also discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the effects of early disparities and review new research on how unconditional cash transfers supports brain development through increased brain activity associated with thinking and learning.
Tinkham Veale University Center
11038 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106