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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.

Tools for Action

Communication Tools - Click here for practical tools to become an effective communicator about the early years.

Tools to Build Relationships - Click here for tools to help build relationships that will improve public policies for infants, toddlers, and their families.


General Action Tools

ZERO TO THREE Policy Pocket Card
Our newest advocacy tool, the Policy Pocket Card, provides you with a quick and easy way to communicate effectively with policymakers about what we know, what we can do and how we all benefit from supporting early childhood experiences beginning at birth. For a list of references for the data in the card, click here. 

You Have What It Takes Interactive Advocacy Tool
Use this tool to identify the skills that make you a great advocate, and then guide you in turning those skills into action.

How to Plan a Site Visit: Inviting Policymakers to See Your Work with Infants, Toddlers & Their Families
Use this advocacy tool to help plan and implement a site visit with your local, state and federal policymakers.

If you are a planning to invite your federal policymakers for a site visit, feel free to use our Sample Invitation to Member of Congress for Site Visit.

Using Data to Advocate Effectively
This advocacy tool shows you some simple steps for how to find and use data that can make your advocacy efforts more compelling.

Investing in Infants and Toddlers: The Economics of Early Childhood
This article outlines current economic research in the field of child development, and ways in which early childhood professionals and economists can join forces to advocate for greater investment in programs that support infants, toddlers and their families.

Deconstructing Leadership
This article deconstructs leadership and examines how different leadership styles can contribute to effective change for infants, toddlers, and their families

Using Everyday Classroom Experiences to Advocate for Young Children
This article explores ways that early childhood practitioners can use teacher research to effectively advocate for their students.

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