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The Child Development Case for Paid Family & Medical Leave

The National Partnership for Women and Families and ZERO TO THREE have revised a fact sheet that summarizes key research on the importance of paid leave to ensure that infants and young children have adequate bonding time with parents and primary caregivers, which is essential for their healthy brain and emotional development.
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Nutrition in the First 1000 Days: A Foundation for Brain Development and Learning

This brief from Think BabiesTM national partner 1000 Days summarizes a body of research in the fields of neuroscience and early childhood development, showing how good nutrition in pregnancy, infancy, and toddlerhood play a critical role in supporting children’s learning and development.
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The Importance of the Federal Nutrition Programs for Infants and Toddlers

This newly released fact sheet from Think BabiesTM national partner Food Research & Action Center provides a brief overview of the importance of early nutrition; briefly summarizes the harmful impacts of food insecurity on infants and young children; and highlights research demonstrating the effective role of the federal nutrition programs during early childhood in improving food and economic security, dietary intake, health, and development.
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Generations United: Strolling Thunder™ Recap

This blog post from our partners at Generations United provides a great recap from the Strolling ThunderTM DC event.
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