SRCD’s Policy Team attends to all five goals articulated in SRCD’s strategic plan, but focuses especially on the goal that, “SRCD will be recognized for its dissemination of research-based knowledge to inform research priorities, public policy, professional and educational practice, and the broader public.” To this end, the staff directs the SRCD Policy Fellowships Program; holds policy-relevant meetings and briefings; disseminates monthly Policy Updates in addition to briefs summarizing the SRCD Social Policy Report and selected research from other SRCD publications; and serves as the external communications arm of SRCD, communicating knowledge about child development research to the media and broader public. The staff is advised by the SRCD Science and Social Policy Committee.
Learn about the monthly Policy Update newsletter produced by the Policy Staff
Learn more about SRCD's media resources, including SRCD press releases and media advisories, SRCD’s media embargo policy, and contact information for SRCD’s press officer.
Federal Policy Fellowship Program
Learn more about the SRCD Federal Policy Fellowship Program, which provides exciting opportunities for researchers to come to Washington, D.C. and work as resident scholars in federal agencies and congressional offices.
State Policy Fellowship Program
Learn more about the SRCD State Policy Fellowship Program, which provides an opportunity for both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral developmental scientists to work in state executive branch agency offices focusing on early childhood programs.
Learn more about how SRCD engages with policymakers, coalitions supporting funding for scientific research, and the general public.