Something fun for Operation Ready By 3 followers to participate in!  Pass it along to get as many people involved as possible! FROM ZERO TO THREE:   Caption This Photo! Babies & the Appropriations Process  What does this photo say to you about babies and the federal appropriations process?  Send us (ZERO TO THREE) your creative […]

2013 State Baby Facts and Rally4Babies: Get Your State’s Baby Facts into State Policymakers Hands

2013 State Baby Facts and Rally4Babies: Get Your State’s Baby Facts into State Policymakers Hands This just in from Zero to Three’s Take Action! Be a BIG VOICE for Little Kids campaign: Have you ever heard the expression “let the facts speak for themselves?” Well, when it comes to advocating on behalf of babies, toddlers, […]

U.S. Babies, Toddlers Need Food for Healthy Brain Development

U.S. Babies, Toddlers Need Food for Healthy Brain Development Sam, my now 4-year old whom I have blogged about so many times in the past year, announced assuredly just now “It’s a lovely day outside!” as he ate his nutritious breakfast of bacon, strawberries, and toast paired with a glass of milk.  His use of […]

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, […]

Changing the Course for Infants and Toddlers

Changing the Course for Infants and Toddlers According to the 2013 survey of state child welfare agencies about the policies and practices that guide their work in addressing the needs of infants and toddlers, the following three broad themes emerged: Few states have policies that differentiate services or timelines for infants and toddlers from those […]

2013 State Baby Facts for Each of the 50 States and the District of Columbia

2013 State Baby Facts for Each of the 50 States and the District of Columbia The above link takes you to a map that allows you to download the National Baby Facts, which report about the status of infants, toddlers and families in the U.S. for 2013.  Viewers can hover their mouse pointer over a […]

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, […]

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 […]

PBS and Daniel Tiger: Use Your Words and Say How You Feel

PBS and Daniel Tiger: Use Your Words and Say How You Feel The above link takes us to episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, a PBS series centering around four-year old Daniel Tiger, son of original Daniel Striped Tiger on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.  Episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood focus on social-emotional lessons, such as how to […]