Building the will and the skill to deliver healthy child development at scale
In stakeholder interviews we conducted during 2015, we were pleased to hear many representatives from government, international organisations, businesses and foundations tell us they didn’t need to be convinced to invest in early childhood development, they wanted to know what action to take. These comments reflect a more general trend we have observed in which the global debate is shifting from ‘why invest’ towards ‘how to invest’ to get the biggest impact for the most children.
Building Blocks for Scale aims to support and respond to this momentum by working with advocates and champions to use the science of early childhood to shape public and policymaking agendas, and by building the capacity of funders and managers to take effective early childhood programmes to scale.
In the coming years, the foundation will focus on:
- Establishing strategic partnerships with coalitions, campaigns and individual opinion leaders to advocate for effective investments in early childhood development
- Developing knowledge resources to help funders and managers strengthen the early childhood workforce and measure service quality and outcomes at scale
- Delivering technical assistance to funders and managers working to bring early childhood programmes to scale