We put babies at the center of everything we do.

Our Mission

To ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE, we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential.

Since 1977, we have translated our expertise in the science of early childhood development into pioneering programs, field-leading training and resources, and responsive policy solutions. As a membership-based organization, we provide a vibrant, connected community for professionals in diverse disciplines focused on child development who are committed to advancing their knowledge and skills. Our work creates lasting, transformative change for children, their families and our future.

We believe that how we do our work is as important as what we do.


Our Approach

We lead a number of private and public initiatives while frequently partnering with other leaders in the child development field.

As a membership-based organization, we take a unique approach to child development by connecting those who can truly make a difference in the life of a child with the research, resources, and tools they need.

Financials and Annual Reports

As part of our commitment to accountability and transparency, we invite you to review our audited financial statements.

ZERO TO THREE is supported by federal, state and local government grants and contracts; foundation and corporate grants; and individual donations. 

Be a Baby Champion

We need your support now more than ever to ensure all babies have access to the quality care, services, and support they need to thrive.