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Frontiers of Innovation
Success By 6® is honored to serve as one of eleven sites in the nation on an advisory group for the Frontiers of Innovation, led by the renowned Dr. Jack Shonkoff at Harvard University. In this role, Success By 6® will engage in an interactive process of designing and piloting creative, new intervention strategies and contributing to active, cross-site learning.
The Frontiers of Innovation (FOI) initiative is building an expanding and diverse community of policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and philanthropists and is designed to catalyze cross-sector, cross-disciplinary collaboration and high-impact strategies for innovation in the field of early childhood policy and practice. Launched in May 2011, FOI draws on the expertise of the Early Childhood Innovation Partnership (ECIP), a collaborative effort of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, and the TruePoint Center for Higher Ambition Leadership.
Science tells us that early childhood is a time of both great promise and considerable risk, and its influence can extend over a lifetime. The mission of the FOI community is to produce transformational thinking about how to enhance human potential by supporting the healthy development of young children, with particular focus on disadvantaged children and families. The work of the FOI community is centered on two core priorities: (1) forging cross-sector connections that foster new, innovative interventions to significantly increase the impact of current early childhood programming and (2) accelerating innovation through a small portfolio of committed “idea groups” developing breakthrough intervention models, as well as a cluster of community-based demonstration sites and state policy collaborations that develop, implement, and test new intervention models and innovative policy ideas.