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Our Federal Policy Agenda

Here is how we move forward to ensure that all babies can meet their full potential.

Our systems for supporting the health and well-being of young children and families are threadbare.

ZERO TO THREE’s State of Babies Yearbook reveals that, even before COVID-19 shook the world, families with young children faced challenges to babies’ strong development, especially babies of color and those in families with low income. In response to this burgeoning crisis, the ZERO TO THREE Policy Center offers a suite of resources that identify policy opportunities to bolster the supports available to America’s youngest children and their families and to lay a strong foundation for our future.

Recovery Begins with Babies and Families

An Agenda for the Administration and the 117th Congress

As the 117th Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration work to address the COVID-19 pandemic’s destructive force and put our country back on track, our babies demand attention.

Our legislators have both a challenge and an opportunity before them: to adopt robust, comprehensive child and family policies so our nation’s families will never again be set adrift, in crisis or in calm. Our nation will reap the rewards of such policies now and in the future. When families have what they need to thrive, our economy works. When policies embody equity—ensuring access to populations previously marginalized based on color, national origin or family income—all children have opportunities to flourish and our society is strengthened.

Be a Big Voice for Little Kids

Bring attention to what babies and their families need to thrive.