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Congrats to Echo and Family Center Early Childhood Council on a Successful Legislative Symposium

This blog post from Think Babies 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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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 Babies state partners Colorado Children’s Campaign and Clayton Early Learning on August 17, 2018 in Canon City, CO.
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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 Babies 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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Poll Finds Georgia Voters Agree On At Least One Issue: Early Education

This article from WABE describes new polling results from Think Babies state partner GEEARS which demonstrate strong voter support for investments in early learning, including for infants and toddlers.
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Nutrition in the First 1000 Days: A Foundation for Brain Development and Learning

This brief from Think Babies 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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The Importance of the Federal Nutrition Programs for Infants and Toddlers

This newly released fact sheet from Think Babies 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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Paid Leave Helps Babies, Not Just Their Parents

The first few weeks are among the most critical in a child’s life. Think Babies 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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Child Care Payments are Going Up in Rhode Island

This story from WPRI covers the recent win by RI advocates, including Think Babies 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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