Word Gap Challenge Champion


Congratulations to our HRSA Bridging the Word Gap Challenge Champion, Háblame Bebé. For their considerable efforts, we awarded them a grand prize of $75,000.

We designed the Challenge to support innovative solutions, which will help parents and caregivers talk and engage more with young children. Our ultimate goal: putting all U.S. children on the path to success from an early age.

Read about the winning intervention:

Háblame bebé

Dr. Melissa Baralt | Florida International University

Dr. Ashley Darcy Mahoney | George Washington University

Dr. Natalie Brito | Columbia University

A mobile app that promotes Spanish-English bilingualism and reduces the word gap for Hispanic children.