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Frontiers of Innovation Projects

Frontiers of Innovation (FOI) projects were supported by the Center on the Developing Child or our partner organizations through ongoing consultation. Learn more about the projects below.

The information below depicts project plans as originally outlined and has not been updated since July 2020. Due to the coronavirus crisis, many teams adjusted their project plans including changes to implementation, study design and timeline, and also have made adjustments over the subsequent years.



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Adult-Focused Group Setting
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Childcare Setting
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Community Setting
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Home Setting
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Online Setting
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Other Setting
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Parent-Child Center Setting
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Pediatric or Clinical Setting
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School Setting

Primary Design Principle(s)

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Reduce Sources of Stress
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Strengthen Core Life Skills
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Support Responsive Relationships

Current Projects

Click on any of the program names to learn more.

Best Starts for Kids

These projects are part of the Best Starts for Kids (BSK) initiative and receive technical support from teams at the University of Washington and Children’s Home Society of Washington.

Brazil Innovation Cluster

Led by the iLab Primeira Infância, a Núcleo Ciência Pela Infância initiative

Mexico Innovation Cluster

Led by the Aceleradora de Innovación para la Primera Infancia

Pediatric Innovation Cluster

Supported by the Center on the Developing Child


Additional FOI Projects

Supported by the Center on the Developing Child

Completed FOI Projects

Learn More

The IDEAS Impact Framework has been released as a self-directed toolkit which can be found here

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