In collaboration, a group of stakeholders works together toward a common agenda. In Discovery, the common agenda is to improve the lives of children from birth to age 8. Partners may include individual parents, community residents, people representing organized groups of parents and residents (such as seniors), early care and education providers, health and mental health care providers, schools, employers and other business people, policymakers, and others with a role to play in helping a community’s children to thrive.
Collaboration is so critical to the work of Discovery because children need many different kinds of support to thrive in their early years and do well in early grades in school. No one family, organization or institution can cover all of these bases alone; no one of them alone has the legal or political power to put all the pieces in place.