Healthy Emotional Development


New IECMH Podcast from ZERO TO THREE

Join host Ernestine Benedict and early childhood expert, doula, and mother Elizabeth Pihlaja as we explore pregnancy, birth, trauma, and mental health and well-being in the earliest years of life - the years that matter most. Because who we become starts even before birth. You’ll also hear from guest experts Kathy Mulrooney and Jen Boss, discussing what’s working, what’s not, and where we go from here.
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Georgetown Center for Children and Families Highlights Growing Rate of Uninsured Infants and Toddlers

Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families published the report Rate of Uninsured Toddlers and Infants on the Rise in partnership with Think Babies. This analysis shows an alarming increase in the rate of uninsured young children, drawing on data from before the COVID-19 crisis, raising Continue Reading

COVID-19 Resources from Think Babies National and State Partners

Think Babies national and state partners are focused on how to meet the needs of babies and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Partners shared the following resources with ZERO TO THREE, including federal and state policy recommendations and guidance to professionals and parents on supporting early development during this challenging time. While we’re pleased to share the wealth of resources from our partners, please note that it does not represent endorsement of the content incl...
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State of Babies Yearbook 2022: Data for Policymakers and Advocates

The State of Babies Yearbook: 2022 makes clear that our nation’s systems have not ensured all babies have the supports they need to thrive. A nation that tolerates grave disparities and does not prize equity cannot be strong in the long term.
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Helping Babies and Toddlers Thrive: A Look at Recent State Legislation

This policy brief from NCSL provides an overview of recent state legislation that supports infants, toddlers and their families, including state laws that: improve access to and quality of child care, ensure parents have time to bond with young children, and empower parents to support their child’s healthy emotional and physical development.
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