The Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD) initiative challenges its members to integrate the expanding neurodevelopmental sciences of early brain development into the knowledge and practice of pediatrics to intentionally drive the transformation of medical homes to build collaborations with the broader early childhood community to assure healthy physical, developmental and relational health of all children.
The AAP appointed a leadership workgroup in late 2010 and they have been meeting since late 2010 to develop a work plan to address the 3 top line priority areas identified: Advocacy/Systems change; Point of Care/Practice Transformation; and Community Resources/Family Involvement. They have developed specific goals and objectives for each priority area and determined their role as the strategic oversight body for the Academy’s activities related to early brain and child development. For more information, visit the
EBCD Web site.