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Research suggests key contributing factors to successful early childhood development are nurturing relationships and engaging environments.

An effective method of creating these conditions is through well designed and delivered daycare which has c

Research suggests key contributing factors to successful early childhood development are nurturing relationships and engaging environments. An effective method of creating these conditions is through well designed and delivered daycare which has c

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Hi Ismi,

This is an interesting idea. I very much like the focus on role models within the community as this is a solution that uses the resources available to stimulate progress.

As you develop your idea, I think it might be useful for you to look at the Teach For All network. The model could be interesting to you: they recruit top graduates, train them during the summer, and place them in schools in disadvantaged communities for a minimum of two years with the aim of raising attainment and aspiration in students from low income families.

A significant amount of the training they offer to their recruits centres around building character and raising aspirations, which would seem to chime with your core values.

They also offer quite significant support to those interested in setting up a programme, see the link:
http://goo.gl/UpLCPV

Good luck and let me know if I can offer any further advice on this,
Isabel

Hi Sanjana,
This idea is interesting. I like the way it focusses on existing resources. I agree that piloting is an important next step. Do make sure you that you record the impact you're having so you know what the strengths and weaknesses of your design are.
You might find this guidance on impact evaluation useful.
http://goo.gl/yqTTra
Best,
Isabel

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Isabel commented on The Brain Architecture Game

Hi Jessica, This is a really interesting and lateral idea. To develop this idea further, it would be interesting to think more practically how communities would be engaged to play, i.e. through which channels. I look forward to hearing more...
Isabel