|English to Chinese: International Forum on Children Development Guest Speaker Introduction|
Detailed field: Education / Pedagogy
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Joan Lombardi Ph.D. is a leading national and international expert on child development and social policy. Over the past 40 years Dr. Lombardi has made significant contributions in the areas of child and family policy as an innovative leader and policy advisor to national and international organizations and foundations and as a public servant.
Dr. Lombardi served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development for the Obama Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2009-2011). In this role she was responsible for the administration and coordination of two of the largest early childhood programs, Head Start and the Child Care and Development Fund as well as serving as the liaison with the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies. She was instrumental in designing the Early Learning Challenge and in launching the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. Earlier in her career she also served in various positions during the Clinton Administration (l993-1998) including as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and External Affairs in Administration for Children and Families and as the first Commissioner of the Child Care Bureau.
Outside of public service, Dr. Lombardi was the advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF and other foundations and international organizations. She is the founder of Global Leaders for Young Children, sponsored by the World Forum Foundation. Dr. Lombardi is the author of numerous publications including Beacon of Hope: The Promise of Early Head Start for the Nation’s Youngest Children and Time to Care: Redesigning Child Care to Promote Education, Support Families and Build Communities.
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