The early childhood field has many practitioners, researchers, and social entrepreneurs with innovative ideas for how to help children and families, particularly those facing adversity. But even the best idea with the most promising results won’t affect population-level outcomes without a solid plan for its impact and for taking it to scale.
The Center on the Developing Child has been working with teams who develop, implement, and test interventions since 2011 through Frontiers of Innovation (FOI), our research and development platform. These include intervention and social entrepreneur teams at every stage of the innovation process. When teams are rapidly growing in the early childhood space and want to increase their impact, we feel they are ready to “transition to scalability.”
What’s involved in this transition? How does the Center work with teams in this stage? Read below to learn more.