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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.

The Early Experiences Matter Policy Guide includes an issue brief on basic needs. To access the complete toolkit, click here.

Baby Matters: A Gateway to State Policies and Initiatives is a searchable database that contains information on state policies and initiatives that impact the infants, toddlers and their families. To search Baby Matters for information on basic needs, click here.

Poverty's Effect on Infants and Toddlers Infographic
What effect does poverty have on the developing brains of babies and toddlers? See ZERO TO THREE's new infographic, which shows how young children in poverty, beginning at birth, begin to develop gaps in their growth and development when compared to their peers. 

Charting a New Course for Young Children in Poverty: The Reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program
This breif reviews reserach on the effects of poverty on young children and their families and provides policy recommendations for the reauthorization Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).

Good Nutrition Feeds Healthy Development and a Healthy Future: Reauthorization of WIC and CACFP
Reviews the research on the impact of child nutrition programs and provides policy recommendations for the reauthorization of the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Hearing on the Impact of Gaps in Health Coverage on Income Security
Statement of Matthew Melmed, Executive Director, ZERO TO THREE
Submitted to the Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support
U.S. House of Representatives
November 14, 2007

Hearing on the Economic and Societal Costs of Poverty
Statement of Matthew Melmed, Executive Director, ZERO TO THREE
Submitted to the Committee on Ways and Means
U.S. House of Representatives
January 24, 2007



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