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). Over the 5-year grant period, the QIC will advance innovative approaches to child abuse/neglect prevention research and support several projects implementing and evaluating these approaches. Children of parents with HIV/AIDS or substance abuse issues are a particular focus. The work focuses on building conditions or qualities – known as Protective Factors – that can reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect when present. A distinguished, multidisciplinary panel will serve as a national advisory committee to the QIC. ZERO TO THREE Graduate Fellow Charlyn Harper Browne of CSSP is Project Director of the QIC-EC. For further information, visit www.qic-ec.org.