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Scientific evidence and benefits of investing in early childhood education 1(Dr. Emily Vargas Baron)

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Published on Mar 2, 2012

Emily Vargas-Barón directs The RISE Institute of Washington, DC. Formerly she was the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Education of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Previously, she founded and directed CEDEN, an early childhood research and development institute, and she was an Education Advisor for the Ford Foundation in Latin America. She has been a professor at four universities in the U.S. France and Colombia. Currently, she assists nations to prepare early childhood policies and plans, designs integrated national early childhood systems, and conducts research projects. She has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University, with a focus on International Education. Dr. Vargas-Baron has written many books, articles, chapters, manuals, research instruments and reports. Her recent books include: Planning Policies for Early Childhood Development: Guidelines for Action (2005); Formative Evaluation of Parenting Programmes in Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and Kazakhstan (2006); Early Childhood Intervention, Special Education and Inclusion: a Focus on Belarus (with Ulf Janson, 2008); Going to Scale and Achieving Sustainability in Selected Early Childhood Programs of Latin America (2009); and Participant Outcomes: ECD Virtual University (2011). She is a member of the Steering Committee, ADEA Working Group for ECD; member of the Advisory Board of the Early Childhood Program, Open Society Institute; member of the Board of Trustees, ICDL Graduate School; and a past member of the Executive Board, Consultative Group on ECCD.

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