The mission of The Origins Program is to promote an equitable and humane multicultural society through quality education for all. Established in 1979, The Origins Program is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and the sole provider of the Developmental Designs approach, PreK – High School.

Today, The Origins Program employs about nine people full-time, plus more than 20 certified workshop presenters. We offer workshops for teachers and consulting services for schools and districts. We also publish award-winning books, DVDs, and resources for school-based study groups.


The Origins office located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.