July 2011, Dr. Walter Gilliam at a meeting with Dr. Dinghua Wang, director of China Ministry of Education Department of Basic Education I.
Through partnership with Government Agencies, the Yale-China Program on Child Development will:
- Provide research and advisory services for government agencies in their policy making decisions
- Host "Sino-US Preschool & Kindergarten Education & Child Development Forums"
- Promote exchanges between the two governments in the fields of early childhood education and social policy for children
Research at the Zigler Center focuses on areas such as: federal policy that concerns underprivileged children and families; the development of Head Start; and pre-kindergarten quality assessment. Collaborating with Chinese Government is central to all of these research goals.