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 and Toddlers partnered with Think BabiesTM to develop a guide based on messaging research with policy influencers across the country and on both sides of the aisle.

The resources below are full of messaging and communications tips that can help baby advocates build support and spark action among policymakers.