The Frontiers of Innovation (FOI) portfolio includes projects that are applying the IDEAS Impact Framework and are supported by FOI through ongoing consultation and, in some cases, modest financial support. The portfolio comprises projects at sites across the United States, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and the Netherlands. These projects include feasibility studies, pilot studies, and later-stage studies, all of which are designed to implement, evaluate, and adapt innovative programs for young children and caregivers facing adversity. Each program is intended to support responsive relationships, reduce sources of stress, and/or strengthen core life skills. They are being implemented in a variety of settings (e.g., community organizations, schools, clinics) and have the potential to go to scale within public and private service delivery systems. The portfolio also includes Transition to Scalability projects (TTS). TTS is a unique phase of work that supports a cohort of programs that have demonstrated promising results and are ready to build the infrastructure needed to expand their reach. Participation in the FOI Portfolio is by application only. To learn more about ways to become involved, please see below.
This map represents current Frontiers of Innovation portfolio projects. For a list of completed FOI Portfolio Projects, please see below. The date this information was last updated is displayed above the graphic.
Completed FOI Portfolio Projects
These projects have received consultation in the IDEAS Impact Framework and/or modest financial support from FOI in the past.
- ABMT (Attention Bias Modification Training) pilot projects with adolescents and parents of young children in a clinical setting at Children Home’s Society of Washington in partnership with the University of Maryland
- Attachment Vitamins pilot projects with parents of young children at Children’s Home Society of Washington and Centralia College in partnership with University of California San Francisco
- Caring for Babies Together pilot project with birth parents, foster parents and child welfare case workers in San Diego County in partnership with Oregon Social Learning Center
- FIND pilot project with families participating in Early Head Start at Children’s Home Society of Washington in partnership with University of Oregon
- FIND pilot project in the context of home-based child care at Hope for the Future Child Care & Preschool in Richland, Washington in partnership with University of Oregon
- FIND-Fathers pilot project with fathers of young children at Children’s Home Society of Washington in partnership with University of Washington and University of Oregon
- Intergenerational Mobility Project pilot project with families at EMPath (formerly Crittenton Women’s Union) in Boston, Massachusetts
- Learning Through Play pilot projects with young children in preschool classrooms at Childhaven in Seattle, Washington in partnership with University of California Berkeley
- Learning Through Play pilot project with parent/child dyads at Centralia College and Childhaven in Washington state in partnership with University of California Berkeley
- Mindfulness in Parenting Education pilot project in a parenting program at Emmaus House in Atlanta, Georgia in partnership with Georgia State University
- Mobility Mentoring in Early Head Start Home Visiting pilot projects at Children’s Home Society of Washington in partnership with EMPath
- Moderators for Treatment Efficacy planning and development project in Tennessee in partnership with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
- R3 pilot project with caseworker supervisors, caseworkers, and parents of babies in the Child Welfare system in Tennessee in partnership with Oregon Social Learning Center
- Ready4Routines pilot projects with parents of young children at test sites in Philadelphia, PA; Monmouth County, NJ; Calgary, Alberta; Los Angeles, CA; and Bronx, NY coordinated by Acelero Learning, Inc., Westside Infant-Family Network (WIN), Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS), and the Early Childhood Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in partnership with University of Minnesota and Children’s Services Council of West Palm Beach
- SEACAP (Social Emotional and Academic Success for Parents) pilot projects with parents of young children at ESD112 in Vancouver, Washington in partnership with University of Washington
- WOOP pilot project for adults participating in TANF services in partnership with Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Mathematica Policy Research, and New York University
The IDEAS Impact Framework includes a set of guiding principles, which represent ways of working that are integral to the model, as well as a set of three components that are created and revised within the framework.
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