Parenting and Caregiving Litmus Test: How Am I Doing?

According to The Urban Child Institute, a baby’s brain at birth “already has about all of the neurons it will ever have,” “doubles in size in the first year, and by age three it has reached 80 percent of its adult volume.”  The period from birth to age 3 represents the single most crucial period […]

Five Numbers to Remember About Early Childhood Development

Five Numbers to Remember About Early Childhood Development The “Five Numbers to Remember” link takes readers to Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child’s website.  The Center’s mission is to leverage the rapidly growing knowledge about the developing brain and human genome, which tells us that early experiences are built into our bodies and that early […]

Quality Early Childhood Interventions, Like Abecedarian, Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Healthcare Spending and Social Welfare Costs

http://heckmanequation.org/health-research I had intended to blog yesterday morning about some informative NY Times “baby-toddler” articles that I read over the weekend, but, alas, my kids being home for Spring break and other distractions prevented me from doing so.  I will get to those articles soon when life settles.  In the meantime, because life is so busy […]

Take Action! Be a BIG VOICE for Little Kids

I received the below email yesterday from Patricia Cole at the Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families Policy group.  Please consider helping get all babies and toddlers ready for school and life! “This week your Senators will vote on S. 1086, to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). […]

Toddler Emotions: I Love You

In the video, Sam tries to “quantify” his love for me by saying he loves me “big as the sky and big as the house.” He throws in as big as “the tree” for extra emphasis. The “I love you” game becomes a bit of a competition between him and me (I have done this […]

The Biting Solution: The Expert’s Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Early Childhood Educators

Although I have not read this book myself (No time for reading these crazy summer days!), I heard about the book from the discussion group on the ZERO TO THREE Policy Network’s LinkedIn page. The author, Lisa Poelle, M.A., teaches at City University of New York’s School of Professional Studies and consults to parents, teachers, […]

RALLY ON–For Liberty and Justice for All Babies Born from this Day Forward!

RALLY ON–For Liberty and Justice for All Babies Born from this Day Forward! Matthew Melmed, Executive Director of ZERO TO THREE and one of the speakers on the #Rally4Babies on July 8, 2013, wrote on July 10th for the Baby Policy Blog that “this week has started strong for our country’s babies” and that “with Monday’s first-ever Virtual #Rally4Babies, […]