Think Babies In the States

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.

Think Babies state partners in Colorado, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Washington are working to advance policies that ensure babies and families have what they need to thrive: quality, affordable child care; time for parents to bond with their babies; healthy emotional development; and strong physical health and nutrition. They are doing this by:

  • Assessing needs and opportunities to advance policies benefitting infants, toddlers, and their families;
  • Working with public and private partners across the state and building consensus about policy solutions;
  • Implementing infant-toddler advocacy and communications campaigns to advance policy solutions.

Learn more about Think Babies state partners and their work below.

Our Partners


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.

Current areas of focus

  • Nurturing Healthy Emotional Development
  • Promoting Strong Physical Health and Nutrition
  • Quality Affordable Child Care

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.

Current areas of focus

  • Quality Affordable Child Care
  • Nurturing Healthy Emotional Development
  • Time for Parents to Bond with their Babies

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.

Current areas of focus

  • Quality Affordable Child Care
  • Nurturing Healthy Emotional Development

North Carolina

Child Care Services Association and the North Carolina Early Education Coalition are working through a statewide coalition to raise public awareness and build political will to improve policies and programs for North Carolina infants and toddlers and their families.

Current areas of focus

  • Quality Affordable Child Care
  • Time for Parents to Bond with their Babies
  • Nurturing Healthy Emotional Development
  • Promoting Strong Physical Health and Nutrition

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.

Current areas of focus

  • Quality Affordable Child Care
  • Time for Parents to Bond with their Babies
  • Nurturing Healthy Emotional Development
  • Promoting Strong Physical Health and Nutrition

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.

Current areas of focus

  • Quality Affordable Child Care
  • Nurturing Healthy Emotional Development