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Little Kids, Big Questions
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.

Parenting Resources

Welcome to Parenting Resources at ZERO TO THREE.  Here you’ll find science-based information and tools designed to help parents and caregivers nurture their young children’s development.

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. The foundation of this approach is helping parents:

  • Be aware of what they bring to parenting—the beliefs, values and goals they have for their children, and their own personal style and approach to child-rearing;
  • Tune in to who their individual child is—his temperament, strengths, needs, and development; and
  • Apply this knowledge to their everyday parenting decisions.

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Please note that we are unable to respond to individual questions about children's development.  We encourage you to talk with your child's health care provider or other trusted early childhood professional to address your specific concerns.    

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Parenting Infants and Toddlers Today - Findings from a New ZERO TO THREE National Parent Survey

Age-based Handouts - This set of nine, age-based handouts includes; a chart that helps you know what to expect developmentally from your child, and how you can help your child learn at each stage,frequently asked questions and answers, a spotlight section that goes into greater depth on a common issue or challenge for each age, and a research summary specific to each stage of development, and what it means for parents.

Free Parent Brochures and Guides - Here you can access our free parent handouts.

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