Paid Family Leave
In the first months and years of life, babies discover the world through experiences with parents and other caregivers. Early relationships shape how a child learns and views the world.
This critical time in a child’s life is a unique opportunity for parents to attend to more than physical needs like immunization, breastfeeding and nutrition, and adjusting to a new schedule. It is also time to address developmental milestones associated with bonding and attachment.
Forming secure relationships requires a depth of love for a child that only a primary caregiver possesses. It takes care, consistency, and above all, time. That is why policies ensuring parents have paid family leave from work to care for their young children are so critical to healthy development.
ZERO TO THREE, with more than 30 national partners, delivered a letter to every Member of Congress to urge them to support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. This legislation promotes healthy pregnan…
This fact sheet makes the child developmental case for New York state's enactment of paid family leave legislation.
We need public policies that promote time for parents and caregivers to care for and bond with their infants and toddlers, without jeopardizing the ability to pay for basic necessities.
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