Learn about the impact of poverty on early childhood at March 21 lecture

Ariel KalilAriel Kalil, director of the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy at the University of Chicago, will present “The Long Reach of Early Childhood Poverty” on Thursday, March 21. The talk is part of the Schubert Center for Child Studies’ Conversations on Children in Research, Policy, and Practice series.

Kalil will describe income- and education-related skill gaps in child development and discuss the role of parenting and home environments in accounting for these gaps. Innovative two-generation strategies to improve parents’ teaching and children’s learning also will be presented for discussion.

Community respondents, to be announced, will join the talk to discuss policy and practice implications.

This talk, which is March 21 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center 115, is co-sponsored by Policy Matters Ohio, Invest in Children, the Weatherhead School of Management, and the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

Schubert Conversations on Children in Research, Policy, and Practice are monthly seminars featuring cutting-edge research by CWRU faculty, with corresponding commentary by local professionals. These events stimulate an ongoing dialogue about child-related research, policy, and practice among faculty, students, policy experts, advocates, and professionals from Northeast Ohio. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Go online for more information and to register.