SCIENCE-BASED ADAPTATION & INNOVATION IN EARLY YEARS SERVICES

Rapid cycle design and testing | Service design

Harvard Center on the Developing Child

In 2019, we are working with the Harvard Center on the Developing Child to bring their Frontiers of Innovation training to the UK. Aimed at all those working in early years services, this training will support services to improve their design, delivery, and use rapid cycle testing.

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 The need

Decades of research have shown it is possible to improve outcomes for children and families facing adversity. However, the impacts of early childhood services have been modest and traditional approaches to evaluation have not told us enough about how programmes work, and who benefits most and least. So, how can we design and rapidly test and refine services to improve outcomes for more young children and families?

Our response

We’re working with the Harvard Center on the Developing Child to bring their Frontiers of Innovation training to the UK. Since 2011, the Harvard Center has been supporting early years developers, organisations, and practitioners in the US, Mexico, and Brazil to strengthen their service design, implementation and testing. At a one-day training in London on 29th October, scientists and designers from the Harvard Center and the Lab will introduce attendees to the IDEAS Impact Framework, and how they can use it to accelerate impact. A two-day follow up will support a small number of service delivery teams to apply the framework to their practice.

 
 

Work to date

  • Collaboration with the Harvard Center on the Developing Child

  • Recruitment of service delivery teams for the two-day follow-up


What next?  

  • One-day training on October 29th (Central London venue)

  •  Two-day follow-up on October 30th-31st

 
 

To find to more, and book your place at the training, please click here

 For more information, contact:   

Jenny North