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This is such a cool idea, Dr. Lee! We have been working on a project around developmental screening using the Ages & Stages Questionnaire in Kansas. The focus is really around systems building - working with medical practices and community partners such as home visiting to increase screening rates and ensure connection to appropriate early intervention when necessary. I could definitely see us using a tool like yours in work with families. We've developed a paper developmental screening passport that can be used to track screenings much like we track immunizations, but having it in an app like yours would make it so much more user friendly. Our website is screenearlystartstrong.org - you can find the passports and some developmental milestone postcards on the Community page under resources. What screening tools are you using? Do you work at all with Help Me Grow in California? We would love to talk more beyond IDEO with you!

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It is clear that this is your spark, Carol! Your passion for families really comes through in your proposal. I think shifting mindsets is such an important part of this work, and the best way to do that is by building relationships with people where they are - at home, in the libraries, etc. So, very excited about what you're thinking here.

Our team has really appreciated your feedback on our upROSE proposal. We see a lot of intersection in the work (and other non-IDEO proposal work that we're doing, actually!). Are you familiar with the Gallup Student Poll? They have been measuring hope, entrepreneurial aspiration, engagement, and career/financial literacy in schools around the country. Their work has inspired us in upROSE to provide a tangible tool to not just support strengths but to actually measure them. I'd be interested in your thoughts!

Looking forward to more connections!

I totally agree! "Nexting" is a really simple yet powerful way to build hope. It's never too early to start getting our kids thinking about the future.