ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprot organization that inorms, trains, andsupports proessionals, policymakers, and parents in their eorts to improve the lives o inants and toddlers.Our mission is to promote the health and development o inants and toddlers. We achieve this by translating research and knowledge—specically inormation about the kinds o early experiences that help children thrive— into a range o practical tools and resources or use by the adults whoinfuence the lives o young children. We are unique in our multidisciplinary approach to child development.Our emphasis on bringing together the perspectives o many elds andspecialties is rooted in robust research studies that show that all domainso development—social, emotional, intellectual, language, and physical—areinterdependent and work together to promote a child’s overall health andwell-being in the context o amily and culture.
About ZERO TO THREEAbout the ZERO TO THREE Policy Center
The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center is a nonpartisan, research-basedresource or ederal and state policymakers and advocates on the uniquedevelopmental needs o inants and toddlers. The Policy Center brings tobear ZERO TO THREE’s more than 30 years o research-based expertise oninant and toddler development to ensure that public policies refect bestpractices and current research in support o our nation’s very young children.Our agenda is simple: The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center promotes
good health, strong families, and positive early learning experiences
or all inants and toddlers, with special emphasis on those who are the most vulnerable andin need. The Policy Center advances public policy solutions and investmentsor the health and development o very young children and their amilies. Indoing so, the Policy Center synthesizes and disseminates knowledge, cultivatesadvocacy leadership, and engages policymakers.
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