The science is clear. Our brains grow faster between the ages of 0-3 than any later point in life. When babies have nurturing relationships with parents and caregivers, enriching early learning experiences, and strong physical health and nutrition, they have a crucial foundation for healthy development. But when babies don’t get what their growing brains need to thrive, this leads to life-long developmental, educational, social, and health challenges.
ZERO TO THREE created Think Babies to make the potential of every baby our national priority and focuses on five key policy areas: paid leave, child care, Early Head Start, home visiting, and infant and early childhood mental health.