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36 simple activities to help build early math skills with toddlers! (Spanish translations available!)
The cost of everything is rising, but #ChildCare providers still don't make enough to survive. Call your Senators and share that reconciliation must include investments for child care. Families and providers are waiting on them to #ThinkBabiesandAct…
Don't miss out on an opportunity to grow your skillset by attending our FINAL offering this year of The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years Old Virtual Training-of-Trainers. Register now:
Let’s create a child & family well-being system that helps families thrive – get the new resource Strengthening Families with Infants and Toddlers: A Policy Framework for States with 11 policy recommendations to help children reach their full potential
You spoke, we listened. This year’s virtual LEARN Conference features the same expert speakers, cutting-edge content, and networking opportunities -- now at a lower registration fee. :… #LEARNWithZTT #ECE #EarlyChildhoodEducation #ChildDevelopment
Did you know: @AmerAcadPeds has released updated and additional guidelines for parents to use during baby’s bedtime & naptime. Get all the details here: #safesleep #parenting #earlychildhood
A recent study investigates early parenting and sleep as predictors of teacher-rated aggression and attention problems in early elementary school. See the research: #parenting #childdevelopment #earlychildhood
Going to the grocery store. For us? Routine. For young children? Mesmerizing! And there are math ideas in every aisle: #parenting #childdevelopment
#HomeVisiting strengthens families, but essential funding for these services is set to expire at the end of September. Please act to reauthorize and expand funding for #MIECHV! #ThinkBabiesandAct #100Days
"The study’s authors say the findings support a COVID-19 maternal booster following full COVID-19 vaccination to protect both pregnant people and their infants."…
Hey @SenBobCasey! #DYK there are early educators in your state SKIPPING MEDICATION to feed their children?! Families, providers, and babies deserve better. You and your colleagues must #ThinkBabiesandAct
Babies do not have the thinking skills to purposefully defy parents. Toddlers are another story! 🤦
#ICYMI, last week the Colorado Supreme Court upheld a #PaidLeave law that will impact over 2.5 million workers! When families with young children – and all people, for that matter – have access to #PFML, we all benefit! #ThinkBabies…
A new brief from @ChildTrends highlights leaders at 15 direct service and advocacy organizations serving Black children and families. Read this important research on health, equity, and education here!
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#HealthyStepsZTT partners with pediatrics to leverage the impact of early regular visits. Data from our sites demonstrate how these partnerships are reducing the #HealthEquity gap and improving caregiver and child well-being. Learn more at:
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Even if a young child is quite advanced in language or math, it is unlikely they are also ahead on the social-emotional front. At this age, learning happens best through play. Ideas to nurture their love of learning: #earlylearning #childdevelopment
Looking for resources about how to keep your baby safe during the #formulashortage? This resource from @NatWICAssoc is helpful:…
.@EconomicSecProj’s @nataliefoster and @CpspPoverty articulate in @thehill why the #ChildTaxCredit was able to cut poverty by 40%. Further proof that the extended Child Tax Credit worked! #ThinkBabies…
The nationwide #formulashortage has left many families scrambling and scared. This recent resource from @healthychildren can help you parse new brands of formula that you might be seeing on the shelves at your local grocery:…
Thank you @DanMcKeeRI @RIHouseofReps @RISenate for a FY 2023 state budget that invests in child care, early educators and improves child + maternal health. Read our full #RIghtStart budget signing statement here:……
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"When we lift up babies and families, we can all soar," looking back at the #StrollingThunder #ThinkBabies gathering, hosted by the @NCEarlyEdCo earlier this month
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"If children have a low rick of getting very sick from COVID, why should I get my child vaccinated?" Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. @Surgeon_General explains: #WeCanDoThis @HHSGov
The #FormulaShortage is weighing heavily on families, particularly for those who already struggle from post-partum #MentalHealth disorder. Learn more from @WUWMradio…
Check out this @ZEROTOTHREE spotlight on the growth of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health supports in Georgia! Proud of all of the work that has happened so far to promote IECMH in GA and excited to see what we can do next!…
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“More than 30% of parents said they’re considering taking a second job to help pay for rising #ChildCare costs, and 20% said they may leave the workforce to provide care themselves,” writes @ellaceron in a recent @business piece.… #SolveChildCare
Hey Senator @tammybaldwin#ChildCare workers in YOUR STATE are hanging on by a thread. They need you and your colleagues to include child care funding in reconciliation. They can’t wait any longer for Congress to #ThinkBabiesandAct to #SolveChildCare
“Picky” eating behavior — being unwilling to try new or non-favorite foods — usually starts at about two years of age. Here's what our parenting experts have to say about the littlest food critics:
The funds made available through the #AmericanRescuePlan helped communities support children in new and exciting ways. Check out this new profile on Deschutes County, OR by @FundOurKids…
Proud to partner with @HHSGov to help increase confidence in the COVID vaccine for kids under 5 within communities across the country! Check out their excellent toolkit with resources for pediatricians, physicians, and caregivers: #WeCanDoThis
Parents are under immense stress w/o a dependable source for the nutrients babies need. Check out this @healthychildren resource about what to do if you can’t find #formula:…
This country’s families need #ChildCare, but – because our government has not invested adequately in care – our providers cannot make ends meet. Tell your Senators that families and providers need them to #ThinkBabiesandAct to #SolveChildCare…
Providers in #NewHampshire – and across the country – are doing impossible math. How do you stay affordable, provide quality #ChildCare, and feed your family? In this system, you just can’t. @SenatorShaheen and @Maggie_Hassan, you must #ThinkBabiesandAct and #SolveChildCare.
We’re urging Congress to reauthorize and expand #MIECHV to maintain the services that thousands of families with young children rely on. #ThinkBabiesandAct
Services are tailored to meet the needs of families and offer helpful information, guidance, and support. But the single largest source of federal funding for #HomeVisiting - #MIECHV – is set to expire at the end of September.
Voluntary #HomeVisiting is a service delivery strategy that connects expectant parents and parents with young children with crucial support from trained nurses, social workers, and #earlychildhood specialists.
Let’s not forget, the #FormulaCrisis, like most crises families with young children face, is rooted in our nation’s long history of inequity. #FormulaShortage
#StateofBabies findings tell us that Black babies, Hispanic babies, and babies in families with low income are less likely than the national average to be breastfed at 6 months.…
A long history of inequities means Black, Hispanic, and moms with low-income disproportionately work hourly jobs – without the ability to take time to pump or access to refrigerators to store milk.…
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What are the characteristics and experiences of Early Head Start professionals? @OPRE_ACF surveyed 859 #ECE teachers and 586 home visitors for the Baby FACES descriptive study. @NatlHeadStart @ZEROTOTHREE @HV_HARC @fcdusorg…
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Sarah Wiegand (Ph.D. '22) and Catherine Citta (B.S.Ed. '14, Ph.D.' 24) worked with #MFECOE faculty from the Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education on an article that was recently published in the @ZEROTOTHREE journal. 👏📚
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Giving children (and caregivers!) space to calm themselves can be helpful. A few suggestions to make "time outs" worth your time: #childdevelopment #ECE #EarlyEd
Our much-loved Annual Conference is now TWO events, both focused on helping you advance your skills and connect to your colleagues across the early childhood field. Find out which event is right for you: #LEARNWithZTT #ECE #EarlyChildhoodEducation
Splash time is a great way to cool down during the heat of the summer. But there are concerns to consider whenever kids are near water. Check out these pool and water safety tips in @Forbes from @rparlakian, our senior director of programs.
Six simple #mindfulness activities to help both caregivers and children find their calm when feeling big emotions >> #stressrelief #selfcare
Let Congress know that they can fix this by including #ChildCare in reconciliation. It’s not too late to support babies, families, and providers:… #ThinkBabiesandAct #SolveChildCare
#Childcare providers across the country are struggling to stay afloat w/o wages consistent with their expertise. In #SouthCarolina, their children are included in the 25% of SC infants and toddlers who live in families with low income and 23% in families experiencing poverty.
Way to go #CO! Last week, Colorado’s Supreme Court upheld the state’s #PaidLeave law, opening the door for families across the state to get the leave they need. Read more about the decision, here:… @ColoradoKidsOrg @ClaytonLearning
“Having a family member who can help care for the baby and be a support to the parents is such a gamechanger.” This video from #ThisIsMyFamily shows why policies designed to include multiple definitions of family benefit everyone:
During the pandemic, reports to child welfare agencies fell by 40 to 60 percent. Research suggests supports like the #ChildTaxCredit, #ChildCare and #EITC may help alleviate the need for more intense interventions:…
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