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is a series of 12 podcasts that translates the research of early childhood development into parenting practices that mothers, fathers and other caregivers can tailor to the needs of their own child and family. Click here to listen to or download the podcasts. This podcast series is generously funded by MetLife Foundation.

Funded Projects

ZERO TO THREE conducts many projects that support the health and development of infants, toddlers and their families. Through these, we bring the expertise and knowledge of our organization–and field–to bear on very young children. Our work ranges from supporting very young children in military families with a deployed parent to promoting early literacy skills and operating the Early Head Start National Resource Center. Explore the breadth of these initiatives and more by reading about each in greater detail.

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PDW Center - The National Center on Child Care Professional Development Systems and Workforce Initiatives (PDW Center) builds State/Territory capacity to prepare and sustain a qualified cross-sector early childhood and school-age workforce. The PDW Center is jointly funded by ACF’s Office of Child Care and Office of Head Start.

Center for the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning - (CSEFEL), which has as its primary goal to enhance the capacity of Head Start and child care professionals to support social-emotional development and school readiness in low-income children birth to age five.

Military Family Projects - ZERO TO THREE is proud to support military families. We work to increase awareness and collaboration throughout the military community so that parents and professionals can more effectively care for very young children and their families

The Safe Babies Court Teams Project - The project’s goal is to reduce the recurrence of abuse and neglect and to improve outcomes for vulnerable infants and toddlers in Court Teams communities.

Early Head Start National Resource Center - (EHS NRC), has provided technical assistance from a national perspective since the inception of Early Head Start (EHS) in 1995. The focus of the current contract is to provide training and technical assistance (T/TA) to EHS and Migrant Head Start (MSHS) programs and their systems of support (i.e., the Federal government and Regional TA Systems).

Early Steps to School Success - provides early childhood education services to children birth to five years of age, education services to their parents (through home visits and parent-child groups) and ongoing staff training to early childhood coordinators (home visitors) at sites in Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, Arkansas and Arizona.

Fellowship Program - ZERO TO THREE’S Leaders for the 21st Century Fellowship Program is the early childhood field’s most prestigious fellowship for professionals looking to make a difference.

Parenting Resources - ZERO TO THREE’s approach to parent education is based on the belief that parents are the true experts on their children, and that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to raising children. The information and tools we offer are designed to support parents in developing their own ways to promote their children’s growth and development.

Promoting Responsive Relationships: Impacting Practice in Child Care - Building on work funded with three successive grants from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF), this new DDCF-funded project evaluates the impact of training and coaching on practice in child care programs. Trainers experienced with ZTT's curriculum, Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: Parent-Provider Partnerships in Child Care are supported in working intensively with local centers or family child care homes. Trainers and center directors participate in training and TA with ZERO TO THREE staff. An outside evaluation measures the impact of this professional development approach on programs, staff members, and families.

Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood - ZERO TO THREE along with the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds, is partnering on a Childrens Bureau cooperative agreement awarded to the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) to create the Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood (QIC-EC).

State Partnerships for Prevention: Reducing the Risk of Maltreatment - State Partnerships for Prevention: Reducing the Risk of Maltreatment

Strengthening At-Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Families - Lead by a coalition consisting of the National Center on Family Homelessness and the National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Initiative) seeks to improve the housing, health, and development of homeless and at-risk young mothers and children.

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