Implementing Solutions

Early Childhood Development

How can all children under five develop the critical learning and cognitive skills they need to reach their full potential?

Submissions are Closed


HE Tariq Al Gurg

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares

Pia Britto

Chief of Early Childhood Development, UNICEF

Steffanie Clothier

Investment Director, Gary Community Investments

Chris Cuthbert

Global Director of Research, Lumos Foundation

Nafez Dakkak

CEO, Queen Rania Foundation

United Kingdom

Amanda Devercelli

Global Lead, Early Childhood Development, World Bank

Michael Dougherty

Managing Partner, Promise Venture Studio

Hala Fadel

Managing Partner, Leap Ventures

Vandana Goyal

Board Member, Akanksha

Jim Gray

Research Scientist & Learning Lead, MIT Media Lab

Isabelle Hau

Executive Director, Stanford Accelerator for Learning

Lesley Patricia Holst

Initiatives Lead, Learning through Play in Early Childhood, LEGO Foundation

Rob Hughes

Senior Fellow, Children's Investment Fund Foundation

Maysa Jalbout

Nonresident Fellow, Centre for Universal Education, Brookings Institution

Mariana Luz

CEO, Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation

Grace Matlhape

CEO, SmartStart

Carlos Pereira

Founder and CEO, Livox


Laura Schulz

Professor of Cognitive Science, MIT

Sweta Shah

Global Lead, Early Childhood Development, Aga Khan Foundation

Danxi Shen

Deputy CEO, Sany Foundation

Venkat Srinivasan

Managing Partner, Innospark Ventures | Judge for Innospark Ventures Prize

Rosemarie T. Truglio

Senior Vice President, Curriculum and Content, Sesame Workshop

Dr. Claudia Urrea

Senior Associate Director of MIT pK-12, MIT

United States

Judging Criteria


The solution uses technology to address one of Solve's Global Challenges. 

Potential for Impact: 

The planned solution implementation has the potential to impact lives. 


Solution implementation is feasible, and the team has a plan for financial sustainability.

Innovative Approach: 

The solution includes a new technology, a new application of technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the Challenge.


The solution can be scaled to affect the lives of more people.

Partnership Potential: 

The applicant clearly explains how the solution would benefit from the broad range of resources that the Solve community is positioned to provide. 

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