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Comer School Development Program

The Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) School Development Program (SDP) is a framework and process that enables educators to acquire knowledge and skills about the developmental sciences and apply them to all aspects of their practice at every level of the education enterprise—in schools, district wide, educator preparation programs, state departments of education, and legislative bodies. It began as a pilot project in two elementary schools as a partnership between the New Haven, Connecticut, Public School System (NHPSS) and the YCSC in 1968. The project began field testing in 1978 and widespread dissemination in 1990. It has been used in more than 1,000 schools over the years, and was in more than 200 schools in 2011. Since 1995, the project staff has increasingly concentrated ...

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