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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Home Grown

Home Grown is a national collaborative of 14 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, due to its decentralized nature, the least understood. Home Grown is the epicenter of research, best practices, and tools for policymakers and practitioners.


Centering Pregnancy

Centering Pregnancy is the cornerstone project of the Centering Healthcare Institute and is designed to provide an alternative model for prenatal care. The group-oriented model brings together pregnant people with similar due dates into a supportive circle. There, peers and providers form a community to address important and timely health topics including nutrition, self-care and wellness, stress management, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, infant care and safety, and the transition to parenting.


Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow is a national network of over 100 systems in 31 states building early childhood infrastructure to support the healthy development of all children birth to 5 and their families. Help Me Grow systems 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, speech therapy, and much more.