We report on important and high quality research on how family influences child development, both social/emotional and cognitive. We draw from this research the implications for policy and practice relating to children and families.

We want to share the new knowledge with all those who can influence the quality of care for children, in particular, people who make policy and people who design and manage family and child services.

This project is a partnership between the University of Cambridge (UK), the University of Princeton Future of Children project (USA) and the Jacobs Foundation (Switzerland).

The project is managed by The Family Initiative (UK) and funded by the Jacobs Foundation.

social skills - fathers play
Cognitive development theory: the role of language