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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.

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There’s a First Time for Everything! Meeting with Policymakers on Capitol HillFacebookSm
Meet Chris Cruise and Jane West, ZERO TO THREE Leadership for the 21st Century Fellows

ZERO TO THREE had the opportunity to talk with Chris and Jane to find out about their meetings with policymakers on Capitol Hill and how it changed their perspective on life and their work.


Leveraging the Power of Philanthropy for At-Risk Children Birth to Five
Meet Daniel Pedersen, President, Buffett Early Childhood Fund

ZERO TO THREE had the opportunity to talk with Daniel Pedersen, the President of the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, and get his thoughts about how we can work with philanthropies to change the policy landscape for our most vulnerable infants and toddlers.

Connecting the Links in the Policymaking Chain: Successful Collaboration between Government Leaders and Early Childhood Advocates 
Meet Elliot Regenstein, Co-Chair of Illinois’s Early Learning Council

ZERO TO THREE had the opportunity to talk with Elliot to learn more about the important work he has done for the young children of Illinois, and the ways in which collaboration have figured prominently in Illinois’ success. 

Grassroots Advocacy: Empowering Providers to Affect Policy
Change for Infants & Toddlers
Meet Daphne Naleilehuaokaala Cole, Executive Director, Tennessee Family Child Care Alliance and Patty Kelly, Better Baby Care Campaign State Coordinator, Tennessee Family Child Care Alliance

ZERO TO THREE had the opportunity to talk with Daphne and Patty to learn more about their grassroots advocacy strategies in Tennessee.

Loud and Clear: Advocates Raising Their Voices for Babies & Toddlers

In celebration of the ZERO TO THREE Policy Network’s one-year anniversary, this article features the advocacy stories of our very own members.  Each advocacy story is unique and offers all of us inspiration to be the strong voice that babies and toddlers need us to be.

Law Enforcement to Advocate for Very Young Children
Meet John D. Wintersteen, Chief of Police, Paradise Valley, Arizona

This interview article features a conversation with a remarkable advocate for very young children, Chief of Police John Wintersteen.  Through his volunteer efforts, his advocacy at the Arizona state legislature, and his involvement in Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, Chief Wintersteen continues to demonstrate that law enforcement professionals can be a unique and valuable voice for babies and toddlers.

Advocacy Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Young Children
Meet Robin Roberts, Parents as Teachers & Brian Spicker, Valley of the Sun United Way

This article focuses on two leaders that have employed effective advocacy strategies to raise awareness, mobilize the public and other advocates, and influence the public policy process in direct ways.

State Policymakers In Action
Meet State Senator Mike Massie & State Representative Elaine Harvey,
State of Wyoming

This special interview article features two state legislators from Wyoming who regularly champion legislation for very young children. 

Making a Difference: Inspiring the Medical Community to Advocate for Babies
Meet Dr. Dina Lieser, Pediatrician & Project Director, Docs For Tots New York

Pediatrician Dr. Dina Lieser offers her unique insights into how doctors, nurses and other medical professionals can play a role in advocating for good health, strong families and positive early learning experiences. 

Taking Responsibility: One Woman's Journey to Become an Advocate for Babies
Meet Deb Baucox, EMQ Children & Family Services, Campbell, California

ZERO TO THREE had the opportunity to talk with Deb to find out more about her journey to become an advocate for babies.

Celebrating Very Young Children: Bringing Our Voices
Together to Create Change

Meet Joan Lombardi, Deputy Assistant Secretary and inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

To launch the ZERO TO THREE Policy Network's new e-newsletter, ZERO TO THREE spoke with Joan Lombardi about the important role early childhood professionals and researchers can play in advocating for infants, toddlers and their families.

The “Accidental” Advocate: Wearing Two Hats as Researcher and Advocate to Reach Young Children
This advocacy tool, written by Dr. Eva Marie Shivers, Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education and a ZERO TO THREE Leaders for the 21st Century Fellow, Class of 2005, tells the story of how Dr. Shivers has conducted action-oriented research to navigate being both a respected researcher and an effective advocate for young children and their communities.



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