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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 physical health. 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 infants, toddlers and their families. To search Baby Matters for information on physical health, click here.

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).

Ensuring Adequate Health Coverage for Infants and Toddlers: Reauthorization of the State Children?s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
This policy brief reviews the research on the impact of health coverage on the development of young children, and provides policy recommendations for the reauthorization of the State Children?s Health Insurance Program.

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



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