ZERO TO THREE Celebrates 40 Years

May 8, 2017

This year marks a milestone for ZERO TO THREE – 40 years of building connections to improve the lives of infants, toddlers and their families!

To celebrate our anniversary, we are sharing 40 days of fun facts and introductions to the people and programs that make ZERO TO THREE a leader in its field.

Day 13: ZERO TO THREE brought babies and parents from across the country to meet with legislators on Capitol Hill in a special Strolling Thunder event this year. Under sunny skies, they rained messages about how policymakers can support families.

Day 12: ZERO TO THREE’s Programmatic Assistance for Tribal Home Visiting project supports Tribal Home Visiting and Tribal Early Learning Initiative grantees. It increases their capacity to implement high-quality home visiting programs with tribal communities and develop integrated early childhood systems serving American Indian and Alaska Native families.

Day 11: The ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™ suite of professional development products and services helps educators build the essential knowledge and skills they need, in flexible and user-friendly formats.

Day 10: STEM skills – science, technology, engineering and math – are a critical part of everyday life. Through everyday play, exploration and interactions with parents and caregivers, children develop STEM skills beginning at birth.

Day 9: ZERO TO THREE is lucky to have 31 dedicated professionals serve on our Board of Directors. They bring together the perspectives of many fields, and their expertise is rooted in all domains of development—social, emotional, intellectual, language and physical.

Day 8: ZERO TO THREE recently launched a new video to highlight our organization’s work!

Day 7: Available in print and digital versions, the ZERO TO THREE Journal is a premier publication for professionals who work with or have an interest in very young children and their families, allowing them to stay current on best practices and access practical advice and professional development tools.

Day 6: ZERO TO THREE’s Western Office is dedicated to building partnerships and collaborations to support the healthy development of California’s infants and toddlers.

Day 5: Being a mom can be the toughest and most rewarding job you’ll ever have. This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating all the moms out there!

Day 4: ZERO TO THREE, supported in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, designed the Think Babies campaign to encourage policymakers to promote enriching early experiences and give all babies a strong foundation for development from the start.

Day 3: In October 2015, ZERO TO THREE and the Bezos Family Foundation collaborated on a comprehensive research effort of millennial and Generation X parents of children aged birth to five. Tuning In: Parents of Young Children Tell Us What They Think, Know and Need, is the result of this effort.

Day 2: Reginald Lourie, M.D., was our organization’s first Board Chairman. Our current Board President is Ross A. Thompson, Ph.D.

Day 1: The National Center for Clinical Infant Programs came into existence in 1977, ultimately changing names to become ZERO TO THREE.

Learn more about ZERO TO THREE’s 40th Anniversary Celebration!