ZERO TO THREE Baby Policy Blog Post: Closing the Quality Gap in Infant-Toddler Care

ZERO TO THREE Baby Policy Blog Post: Closing the Quality Gap in Infant-Toddler Care I wanted to share the ZERO TO THREE blog post for those of you interested in the world of babies and toddlers as well as for those of you who work with older children and students who are clearly victims of […]

Senate Strong Bill Goes Even BIgger for Babies!: Proposes $4 Billion for EHS-CHild Care Partnerships

Another email from Patricia Cole in my inbox…she’s excited…I’m excited…we should all be excited for babies and toddlers!   From Ms. Cole:  Today, it just keeps getting better for babies! We are now free to announce that theSenate version of the Strong Start for America’s Children Act of 2013 dramatically increases funding for the Early Learning […]

Babies Get a Win! New Bipartisan Bill Recognizes Learning Happens from the Start

This morning, I received another email from Patricia Cole at the Policy Center at ZERO TO THREE.  According to Cole, the Rally4Babies effort, calling, emailing, and tweeting the President and Members of Congress about the importance of investing in early learning for our nation’s youngest citizens has ended in victory!   Cole goes on in […]

Be a BIG VOICE for Little Kids: Update on Early Learning Legislation

Did you know you can go to the ZERO TO THREE Action Center to 1)  Join the ZERO TO THREE Policy Network, 2) view the Baby Policy Blog and 3) search to find the contact information for your elected officials and their staff?  It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to stay informed about policy developments impacting babies, […]

Here’s to the Round Pegs in the Square Holes: Think Different

Although it may not be readily apparent how Steve Jobs’ “Here’s to the Crazy Ones” speech relates to babies and toddlers, I provide the link for his inspirational video for several reasons. First, and foremost, I attach it because I come from a long line of entrepreneurs and people who think differently on both my […]

Infant-Toddler School Readiness News: U.S. Senate Committee Approves SIgnificant Investments in Early Education and Care

Infant-Toddler School Readiness News: U.S. Senate Committee Approves SIgnificant Investments in Early Education and Care In Alyssa Haywoode’s blog post on Monday for eye on early education, a blog of Strategies for Children, Inc., she tells readers that “the Senate Committee on Appropriations took a stand for the nation’s youngest children by approving a fiscal year […]

The Art & Science of Reading Aloud to Children

The Art & Science of Reading Aloud to Children Papa Green Bean’s above-linked blog post is the best compilation of the benefits of reading to infants and toddlers that I have seen in a long while.  As an early childhood development advocate, Papa Green Bean obviously knows that the terribly bland advice so often given […]