futures for young children
Trend mapping and forecasting are proven tools for innovation in the corporate sector, but they have not been fully leveraged in the social impact space, especially with a focus on young children. In partnership with Knowledge Works, the biennial Futures for Young Children (FYC) Forecast will be the first of its kind in this sector—while leveraging perspectives and insights from forecasters, urbanists, and game designers to parents, providers, and policymakers—and will provide a highly dynamic platform for raising awareness of issues facing young children and mobilizing resources and partnerships for change. It will also serve as the basis for developing program and policy strategies for the organizations involved.
childhood in a digital age
As emerging technologies reshape culture and society- and even rewire our brains- it is increasingly clear that these technology-led transformations present both opportunities and challenges for ensuring that our children and their families flourish. Capita’s annual Childhood in a Digital Age masterclass will bring together leading innovators in business, philanthropy, culture, the arts, technology, design, early childhood education, health, and the academy for two days of moderated discussion led by an expert moderator. The masterclass will identify and explore opportunities and challenges while proposing innovations in culture, policy, systems, and technology to promote the flourishing of all young children in the digital age.
child care home
Capita and Auburn University’s Rural Studio aim to develop a prototype of a 20K House for in-home child care providers in rural West Alabama. Built upon the success of the 20K House product line and the recent development of the Income House, the Child Care Home project will develop a prototype of a beautiful, efficient, durable, and affordable home specifically designed to meet the needs of family child care providers living and working in the rural South.
Childhood by design
In collaboration with AIR Serenbe, Capita will develop a powerful network of artists, architects, designers, and placemakers focused on using their skills and the resources of their disciplines to drive innovation and impact for children. Furthermore, Capita celebrates the importance of stories and the arts in the shaping of children's own personal narratives, conceptions of self, relationships, and of the world, and their location within our broader cultural narratives of race, gender, and class. Within this strategy, we go beyond just facilitating the integration of the arts in early childhood settings, and commission artists in the production of new work for young children, and engage them in a reimagining their embedded childhood experiences with their family, their friends, and their communities.