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It’s Time for Governors to Think Babies™

This new Think BabiesTM brief makes the case for why Governors should be champions for infants and toddlers and outlines concrete steps they can take.
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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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NBCDI Releases Baby Brain Builders: Tools and Tips for Parents

In partnership with the Think Babies campaign, the National Black Child Development Institute has published a resource providing tips to parents on practical ways to nurture their child’s healthy development, as well as how to become an advocate for policies that will help babies and families to thrive.
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New Resources on How Medicaid can Support Healthy Emotional Development for Infants and Toddlers

As part of our focus on emotional development, Think Babies™ partner, Georgetown Center for Children and Families, released new resources for state policymakers and advocates. Their new report, Using Medicaid to Ensure the Healthy Social and Emotional Development of Infant and Toddlers, and related webinar highlights practical state strategies to ensure that young children and their families in Medicaid receive the support they need to support strong mental health. ...
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‘Strolling Thunder™’ Brings Babies to Capitol Hill for a Day of Advocacy

ABC News – See media highlights from the national Strolling ThunderTM event that took place on May 8th, 2018 in Washington DC.
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Senators saw Sen. Duckworth as a mom. What about the rest of us?

Chicago Tribune – See media highlights from the national Strolling ThunderTM event that took place on May 8th, 2018 in Washington DC.
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Chesapeake Family Speaks at Strolling Thunder™ in DC

WTKR – See media highlights from the national Strolling ThunderTM event that took place on May 8th, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Chattanooga Mother Heads to DC to Speak at Strolling Thunder™ Event

WDEF – See media highlights from the national Strolling ThunderTM event that took place on May 8th, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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First Five Years Fund: Babies Descend on Capitol Hill for Annual Strolling Thunder™ Advocacy Day

This blog post from our partners at the First Five Years Fund discusses why policymakers must Think BabiesTM.
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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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Fight Crime: Invest in Kids: Why Crime Prevention Starts at Birth

This blog post from our partners at Fight Crime: Invest in Kids makes the case for how investing in babies results in crime prevention down the road.
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Child Care Payments are Going Up in Rhode Island

This story from WPRI covers the recent win by RI advocates, including Think BabiesTM state partner, RI Kids Count, of increased child care reimbursement rates for high quality programs, with the largest increases for those serving infants and toddlers.
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Georgetown Center for Children and Families: Medicaid Helps Babies Get What They Need to Thrive

This blog post from our partners at the Georgetown Center for Children and Families discusses how Medicaid can be leveraged to support healthy emotional development and strong physical health for young children and their families.
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Why These Babies and Toddlers are Getting Off to a Rocky Start in Life

This article from NJ.com features information from the Babies Count report put out by Think BabiesTM state partner, Advocates for Children of New Jersey.
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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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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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Poll Finds Georgia Voters Agree On At Least One Issue: Early Education

This article from WABE describes new polling results from Think BabiesTM state partner GEEARS which demonstrate strong voter support for investments in early learning, including for infants and toddlers.
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State Lawmakers Pass Bill to Expand Tax Credits to Help Lower Income Families Pay for Child Care

This Clip from Denver 7 ABC News features Think BabiesTM state partner Clayton Early Learning discussing the child care affordability crisis in Colorado and the impact of the Child Care Tax Credit Expansion.
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Early Childhood Council Legislative Symposium: Trauma Can Cause Lifelong Effects to Brain

This article from the Canon City Daily Record covers the legislative symposium on the impacts of trauma in young children which was hosted by ECHO Family Center and Early Childhood Council in partnership with Colorado Think BabiesTM state partners Colorado Children’s Campaign and Clayton Early Learning on August 17, 2018 in Canon City, CO.
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Congrats to Echo and Family Center Early Childhood Council on a Successful Legislative Symposium

This blog post from Think BabiesTM state partner Colorado Children’s Campaign summarizes the legislative symposium focused on the impacts of early childhood trauma held on August 27, 2018 held in Canon City, CO.
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Strolling Thunder™ Georgia Recap Video

This video produced by Think BabiesTM state partner GEEARS provides a recap of the Georgia Strolling ThunderTM event that took place on May 12, 2018.
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A Storm of Advocacy for Infants and Toddlers

This Op-Ed from Think BabiesTM state partner GEEARS provides an overview of the Georgia Strolling ThunderTM event that took place on May 12, 2018 in Atlanta GA including highlights from roundtable discussions with families.
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How Parents Can Connect with Each Other, Learn About Child Development

This article from the Gainesville Times covers the family listening session and speaking event on child development with Dr. Alison Gopnik which was hosted by Think BabiesTM state partner GEEARS on September 10, 2018 in Gainesville, GA.
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Event Held at Troy University Riverfront Campus Teaches How Trauma Impacts Young Children

This clip from WTVM 9 ABC News covers the speaking event on the impact of trauma on young children with ZERO TO THREE Board Chair Dr. Ross Thompson which was hosted by Think BabiesTM state partner GEEARS on September 19, 2018 in Columbus, GA.
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Paid Leave Helps Babies, Not Just Their Parents

The first few weeks are among the most critical in a child’s life. Think BabiesTM state partner, Advocates for Children of New Jersey, discusses in NJ spotlight how paid leave supports babies and their families during this time.
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Quality, Cost at Heart of Child Care Decisions for Parents, Providers

This article in the Burlington County Times features information from Think BabiesTM state partner Advocates for Children of New Jersey about the challenges that families face in finding affordable, quality child care for infants and toddlers.
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Why These Babies and Toddlers are Getting Off to a Rocky Start in Life

This article from NJ.com features information from the Babies Count report put out by Think BabiesTM state partner, Advocates for Children of New Jersey.
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These Are the Babies in NJ Who Start Out with the Odds Stacked Against them

This article from NJ Spotlight features information from the Babies Count report put out by Think BabiesTM state partner, Advocates for Children of New Jersey.
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Why Aren’t More New Jerseyans Using Paid Family Leave

This article from NJ.com features New Jersey General Assembly member Annette Quijano discusses barriers families in New Jersey face accessing paid family leave and how policy change can address these barriers.
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Moms Encourage Lawmakers in Raleigh to Think Babies™, Invest in Children and Families

This clip from ABC 11 News shows coverage of the North Carolina Strolling ThunderTM event that took place on June 7, 2018 in Raleigh NC.
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Join us in Raleigh for Strolling Thunder™: Let’s Make Every Baby a Priority

This blog post by MomsRising released in advance of the June 7, 2018 North Carolina Strolling ThunderTM event features information from Think BabiesTM state partner NC Early Education Coalition about the campaign.
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Rhode Island Kids Count: Childcare Can Cost More than College

This article from the Providence Journal highlights information from Rhode Island Kids Count regarding the challenges families face in access to quality affordable child care and the need for policy solutions.
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Advocating for Babies

This article from RI Parent Magazine summarizes the first Rhode Island state Strolling ThunderTM event which took place on May 16, 2018 in Providence, RI.
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Legislative Insight: Strolling Thunder™

This clip from Legislative Insight shows video coverage of Rhode Island’s May 16th, 2018 Strolling ThunderTM event in Providence, RI.
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Child Care Payments Are Going Up in Rhode Island

This article from WPRI covers the recent wing by RI advocates, including Think BabiesTM state partner Rhode Island Kids Count, of increased child care reimbursement rates for high quality programs, with the largest increases for those serving infants and toddlers.
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Calkin, McNamara, Prata Read to Warwick Kids During RI Reads

This article from the Warwick Post covers RI state lawmakers reading to infants and toddlers as a part of Rhode Island Reads.
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Strolling Thunder™ Ignites Momentum for Advocacy for Babies

This blog post from the Think BabiesTM state partner, The Children’s Alliance summarizes the first Washington State Strolling ThunderTM event held on July 27, 2018 in Seattle WA.
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Support Washington’s Babies and Young Parents

This blog post from Think BabiesTM state partner, The Children’s Alliance discusses the challenges faced by young parents of young children and how policies like access to quality child care can support them.
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New Video Makes the Case for Paid Family Leave

La Guardia Cross, the creator of the viral YouTube series New Father Chronicles, has partnered with the National Partnership for Women and Families and the Think BabiesTM campaign to release a new video about why working parents and their babies need paid leave.
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NGA Releases Report on “Integrating and Advancing State Prenatal to Age 3 Policies”

In June 2018, the National Governor’s Association (NGA) convened an expert roundtable conversation to review the latest research on early childhood development and current state efforts to support infants and toddlers and their families. In partnership with the Think BabiesTM campaign, NGA recently released a report of that conversation that lays out what state leaders need to do to ensure strong futures for babies and their families.
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Neural Networks and Navigating Newborn Nutrition

In this blog post, Think BabiesTM national partner NCSL discusses the importance of healthy nutrition for infants and toddlers and how public policies  and programs can help.
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