Encouraging Innovation

Develop and bring promising programs to scale

Pritzker Children's Initiative promotes and assists in scaling PN-3 programs and models with proven or promising impact on school readiness, and those poised to reduce inequities in outcomes based on race/ethnicity, economic status, and other factors.

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Family Connects International

Family Connects is an evidence-based, universally-offered model for families with newborns. Family participation is voluntary and free to receive an in-home postpartum clinical checkup and referrals to community resources and services, as needed, for both the infant and mother. Family Connects International now oversees the implementation of the model in 20 states.


Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow is the only evidence-based early childhood system model existing nationwide. The Help Me Grow National Affiliate Network is comprised of 30 states and the District of Columbia. Each implements unique, locally-customized systems that offer a central point of contact for families to navigate a real-time directory of resources, from basic needs to child development supports like home visiting, health care, early learning, speech therapy, parent support, and much more.


Home Grown

Home Grown (sponsored by Health Federation of Philadelphia) is a national collaborative of 17 funders committed to improving the quality of and access to home-based child care. While home-based care is the most popular choice of parents, it is also the least understood due to its decentralized nature. Home Grown is the epicenter of research, best practices, and tools for policymakers and practitioners.