- Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University - https://developingchild.harvard.edu -

Science-Based Innovation

Our approach to science-based innovation emphasizes the rapid design and testing of new intervention strategies grounded in the science of early childhood [1]. This science helps us understand the factors that promote or derail healthy development, allowing us to develop interventions that use scientific concepts [2] to address challenges facing young children. We embrace innovation as a “different way of working” that brings together researchers, practitioners, and community members in a fast-cycle process of co-creation in order to implement, test, and adapt these interventions.