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Military Families

ZERO TO THREE provides veteran and military family support through an app and resources for both parents and professionals.

Veteran and Military Family Support

We work to increase awareness and collaboration throughout the military community for both parents and professionals.

The Military Family Projects Team at ZERO TO THREE works to develop resources and tools that support the health and development of infants, toddlers and their families.

Our work ranges from supporting young children in military-connected families through the creation of parent tools to developing professional development content for those who engage in military family support around the world.

Did You Know?

Source: Sogomonyan, F. & Cooper, J. L. (2010). Trauma faced by children of military families: what every policymaker should know. National Center for Children in Poverty.  

My husband’s time as an active duty service member was full days, weeks, and months of separation due to deployment, training, work-ups, changes in work schedules–not to mention all the moving from one duty station to another! 

Jennifer Novak

Babies on the Homefront is designed to keep up with the many transitions military families go through and to maximize the relationship that can be maintained long distance. Through secure messaging, creative baby games, sharing updates and finding answers to parenting questions, this app provides military family support to keep parents engaged.

Military Family Support to Reunification and Beyond

The deployment and homecoming of military family members can create a highly emotional situation that impacts every family member, including those who may be too young to clearly communicate their concerns. 

For infants and toddlers, the separation or frequent changes often associated with being part of a military family can have a significant impact on their development.

Our resources address strategies provide military family support for remaining connected during deployment, mental health care for the entire family, combat stress and transitioning to civilian life.

A graphic promoting the ZERO TO THREE Conference for early childhood professionals.

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We help adults help babies.

From early learning to infant and early childhood mental health, learn more about our organization's primary issue areas and the programs that are making a difference.

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