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85% of Parents Want Action on Child Tax Credit

A new poll from ZERO TO THREE in collaboration with Morning Consult makes clear that parents of infants and toddlers want federal policymakers to do more to address challenges facing their families – especially when it comes to reinstating the enhanced Child Tax Credit.
85% of respondents say it’s important for Congress to reinstate the expanded, fully refundable Child Tax Credit

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Policy and Advocacy Achievements for Babies in 2022

We asked you to Be a Big Voice for Little KidsTM in 2022, and you delivered. Thank you! As we look back on an eventful year, these are just some of the ways baby champions like you stood strong and moved policy change for babies and families.  
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Social Determinants of Health for Infants and Toddlers

The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) for infants and toddlers shape development from the start, with life-long consequences. Our latest report, produced in partnership with Child Trends, uses State of Babies Yearbook data to cast light on the specific Social Determinants of Health for babies and their families.  The resulting robust picture of economic and social resources available to the nation’s babies shows that while many young children are thriving, Black, Hispanic, and Ame...
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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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Building Momentum: A Messaging Guide for the Earliest Years

We know early experiences shape how a baby’s brain develops, laying the foundation for future learning, behavior, and health. We also know that when families with young children have the supports they need, babies grow in the nurturing environments that contribute to enriching early learning experiences, strong health and nutrition, and healthy development. To make the best and most urgent case for the policies that support babies and their families, the National Collaborative for Infants ...
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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

Think Babies Partnership with UnidosUS

Through a partnership with Think Babies, UnidosUS developed a suite of multi-media resources focused on meeting the needs of Hispanic families with babies and toddlers. This includes: stories and videos highlighting promising program models in North Carolina and Continue Reading

All Our Kin Releases Family Child Care Messaging Kit

In partnership with Think Babies, All Our Kin has released a Family Child Care Messaging Kit. This toolkit was designed to be used by family child care providers, advocates, parents, and allies to elevate the important role of family child care in a comprehensive, mixed-delivery child care system for infants and toddlers. The toolkit includes key messages and talking points about family child care, sample social media p...
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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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