Brooks-Gunn testified to House Appropriations Subcommittee on Value of Federal Early Childhood Programs

Brooks-Gunn testified to House Appropriations Subcommittee on Value of Federal Early Childhood Programs

Monday, Apr 10, 2017

FFCWS co-investigator, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn testified before the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday, March 16 for a session titled "Investing in the Future: Early Childhood Education Programs at the Department of Health and Human Services." 

Brooks-Gunn testified at the hearing along with Steven Dow, Executive Director, CAP Tulsa; Jennifer Garner, Trustee, Save the Children; and Don Millican, Spokesman, George Kaiser Family Foundation.

Further information regarding the session, including video, is available here. A complete transcript of Brooks-Gunn's testimony is available here.

Brooks-Gunn’s research focuses on family and community influences upon the development of children and youth and the consequences of growing up in poverty. She designs and evaluates interventions aimed at enhancing the lives of children and youth, including home visiting programs for pregnant women and new mothers, early childhood education programs for toddlers and preschoolers, two-generation programs for young children and their parents, and after-school programs for older children.