Center on the Developing Child Harvard University

The mission of the Center on the Developing Child is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. Founded in 2006, the Center catalyzes local, national, and international innovation in policy and practice for children and families. We design, test, and implement these ideas in collaboration with a broad network of research, practice, policy, community, and philanthropic leaders. Together, we seek transformational impacts on lifelong learning, behavior, and both physical and mental health. In our partnership with Tools of the Mind, we are supporting their program model evaluation and further refinement to increase their impact at scale. We are also learning from Tools, with key insights shared throughout the entire Frontiers of Innovation community, enabling other innovators to learn from their experience.