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Zero to Five Challenge

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

Our winning ideas have now been announced! Take a moment to congratulate our winners and help these ideas continue to grow by continuing to collaborate!