Government Is Not The Solution For Babies and Toddlers

Babies and toddlers make one million neural connections per second in the first 3 years of their lives.  They are laying down the foundations of their brain circuitry for learning, thinking and taking in their world that they will have for their entire lives.  Emory University and the state of Georgia’s “Talk With Me Baby” […]

10-Month Old Baby Understands Emotional Tone of Song Sung By Mom

Anyone who thinks that babies under 12 months of age don’t understand much about their world should think again. Babies might not be able to tell us with words what they know and understand, but they can certainly tell us with their faces, their emotions and their body movements. Babies are amazing sponges and imitators. […]

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 […]

Trying to Close a Word Gap, Word by Word

Trying to Close a Word Gap, Word by Word The NY Times article, written by Motoko Rich on March 25, 2014, spotlights, once again, the importance of talking to babies and toddlers. By way of the LENA device, a tiny recording device worn by a child that distinguishes between words overheard from TV or other […]

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). […]

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 […]