With almost 200 ideas so far, our Zero to Five Challenge has generated lots of interesting solutions from around the world. We are excited to see existing community members participating, as well as an influx of new experts, implementing organizations and others excited about early childhood development.
Whether you’re just joining us in the challenge or have been active in the conversation from the beginning, check out these contribution highlights for some extra inspiration.
It takes a village – connecting mothers and others via toy libraries
PROVIDING THE BASICS
The OMOMI Project
An app to enable parents to easily monitor their children's health. They're interested in exploring the utility of mHealth in Nigeria and have already created a prototype that you can check out!
FEEDEX for Low Income Families
Using observations about community consumption habits to explore the possibility of localized fortified food products.
CREATIVITY AND PLAY
Modular packaging for joyful families and happy children
Using packaging as an opportunity for education and play, this is an excellent example of an idea that is evolving thanks to feedback from the OpenIDEO community.
The Spirit of Play
Guides on how to use local materials to foster creative play in the form of toolkits that can be adapted to local contexts.
Use of communication to build a culture of handwashing
Instilling a culture of handwashing in Uganda – the team has responded to some great feedback about behaviour change and is interviewing community members.
Play, Learn and Grow Together
Early Childhood Centers in Rwanda that improve early childhood development and the ability of parents to support their families. They've assembled a team of people with similar ideas in the challenge.
LEVERAGING EXISTING NETWORKS
We need to deliver group pediatric care
Reimagining healthcare design in rural Nepal through group pediatric care.
How to get the most out of a children's park
Creating parks that serve children and their parents has catalyzed conversation between people in Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania and the United States.
The sharing economy meets early childhood education for families.
Nutrition point: Empowering parents to their own child's wellbeing
A one-stop community center with information about milestones, nutrition and healthy food options.
There are many other great ideas to check out in the challenge and we encourage you to check them out. As we move into the final weeks of the Ideas phase, let’s be sure to continue brainstorming around our challenge Missions.
The Amplify Team