About Think Babies

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.

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National Partners

Learn more about our funding and national partners.

State Partners

Decisions that affect babies and families happen at all levels of government. That’s why we are partnering with leading children’s organizations and bringing Think Babies and Strolling Thunder to six states across the country.

Focus Areas

  • Child Care
  • Early Head Start
  • Home Visiting
  • Paid Leave
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Colorado

Colorado Children’s Campaign and Clayton Early Learning are collaborating to bring core Think Babies policies to Colorado. Together they are advancing policies and investments benefiting infants, toddlers, and their families in their state.

Focus Areas

  • Child Care
  • Early Head Start
  • Home Visiting
  • Paid Leave
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Focus Areas

  • Child Care
  • Paid Leave
  • Early Head Start
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Georgia

The Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS) is working with Think Babies to inspire and lead a statewide movement on quality early learning and healthy development for all children ages birth through five.

Focus Areas

  • Child Care
  • Paid Leave
  • Early Head Start
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
New Jersey

Advocates for Children of New Jersey is partnering with Think Babies to lead a statewide effort, ensuring state leaders make New Jersey infants and toddlers a priority. Their network of partners advocates for local, state, and federal policy change to ensure that New Jersey’s youngest constituents get a strong start in life.

Focus Areas

  • Child Care
  • Home Visiting
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
New Jersey

Advocates for Children of New Jersey is partnering with Think Babies to lead a statewide effort, ensuring state leaders make New Jersey infants and toddlers a priority. Their network of partners advocates for local, state, and federal policy change to ensure that New Jersey’s youngest constituents get a strong start in life.

Focus Areas

  • Child Care
  • Home Visiting
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Focus Areas

  • Child Care
  • Early Head Start
  • Home Visiting
  • Paid Leave
Rhode Island

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is joining Think Babies in advocating for the advancement of policies to improve the health, safety, education, economic well-being, and development of Rhode Island’s children.

Focus Areas

  • Child Care
  • Early Head Start
  • Home Visiting
  • Paid Leave
Rhode Island

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is joining Think Babies in advocating for the advancement of policies to improve the health, safety, education, economic well-being, and development of Rhode Island’s children.

Focus Areas

  • Child Care
  • Early Head Start
  • Home Visiting
  • Paid Leave
Washington

The Children’s Alliance is partnering with Think Babies to advocate for infants and toddlers and their families, ensuring that laws, policies and programs work for them, and are holding leaders accountable until they secure the resources required to make all children safe and healthy.

Focus Areas

  • Child Care
  • Early Head Start
Washington

The Children’s Alliance is partnering with Think Babies to advocate for infants and toddlers and their families, ensuring that laws, policies and programs work for them, and are holding leaders accountable until they secure the resources required to make all children safe and healthy.

Focus Areas

  • Child Care
  • Early Head Start