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 worked with teams who were developing, implementing, and testing interventions from 2011-2022 through Frontiers of Innovation (FOI). These included 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 did the Center work with teams in this stage? Read below to learn more.