OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more

Zero to Five Refinement Onboarding page

About This Challenge

The first five years of a child’s life are a crucial time — filled with exciting milestones and innumerable roadblocks. Skills, competencies, health, and habits gained in these early years accompany children into adulthood, and are the fundamental building blocks for living a full life.

Parents and other caregivers play the most influential role in ensuring children have the best possible start in life, but in low-income communities there are substantial barriers to overcome. This challenge focuses on designing solutions that help parents navigate these obstacles, so that children everywhere not only survive — but thrive — in their early years.

How it works

The OpenIDEO community – made up of individuals and organizations from around the world – designs solutions to our challenge question using the following process:

How you can help

In the Refinement phase, we evolve the best ideas from the challenge through collaboration and feedback. Help our ideas get better and better by asking questions, giving feedback and sharing your expertise (in early childhood development, design, technology, editing, etc.).