Our Work

We put babies at the center of everything we do. Our work creates lasting, transformative change for children, their families and our future.

Healthy connections help build babies’ brains.

Neuroscientists have documented that the earliest days, weeks and months of life are a period of unparalleled growthwith trillions of brain cell connections being made. Research and clinical experience demonstrates that the earliest relationships and experiences a child has with parents and other caregivers dramatically influences brain development, social-emotional and cognitive skills and future health and success in school and life.

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Our Model

Since 1977, ZERO TO THREE has advanced the proven power of nurturing relationships by transforming the science of early childhood into helpful resources, practical tools and responsive policies for millions of parents, professionals and policymakers.

ZERO TO THREE plays a key role in ensuring that babies and toddlers get a strong start in life by supporting:

  • parents with practical resources that help them connect more positively, deeply and continuously with their babies;
  • professionals with knowledge and tools that help them support healthy early development; and
  • policymakers in advancing comprehensive and coherent policies that support and strengthen families, caregivers and infant toddler professionals.
A graphic promoting the ZERO TO THREE Conference for early childhood professionals.

Centers, Projects and Initiatives

Learning Center

Let us help you elevate the knowledge, skills, and abilities of your workforce and meet ever-changing industry requirements with our competency-based professional development and technical assistance.