From Our Executive Director

We at ZERO TO THREE are about making connections that strengthen families and improve the lives of babies and toddlers.

I’d like to welcome you to ZERO TO THREE’s website.

At ZERO TO THREE we are about making connections that strengthen families and improve the lives of babies and toddlers. I’m proud of our nearly 40-year track record in turning the science of early development into helpful resources, practical tools and responsive policies for millions of parents, professionals and policymakers.

As you search our site, you will see ZERO TO THREE’s broad reach and in-depth resources. We help all parents seeking information and support on early development. We also address the needs of special populations, such as helping veterans and active duty service members build nurturing and stronger relationships with their babies and toddlers, and addressing the needs of abused and neglected babies in the child welfare system.

We build community capacity by supporting professionals who work with babies and families – from child care providers to pediatricians – and the policymakers who draft the legislation and provide the funding that makes their work possible. ZERO TO THREE is about making connections that strengthen families, improving the lives of babies and toddlers, and ensuring all children get a healthy start in life.

Simply put, early connections matter.

We encourage you to learn more about very young children, early development and the work of ZERO TO THREE by exploring our site. I’m so glad we have the chance to connect with you. By working together, we will make this the Decade of the Baby – improving lives for babies and families for years to come.

Warm Regards,

Matthew E. Melmed

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