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The Grand Connector: Grandparent Resources
As child care costs continue to rise, more and more grandparents are stepping up to care for today’s infants and toddlers.
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While there are great rewards to these relationships, the dynamics can be challenging to navigate. ZERO TO THREE has created a suite of resources for professionals and families that include the latest information, tools and best practices to help support caregivers across the generations.
Resources for Professionals
Understand the important role that grandparents play in providing regular child care for today’s young children and learn how to support these multigenerational connections.
The Grand Plan: 2019 Grandparenting Survey: Check out the findings of the first-ever ZERO TO THREE national survey of grandparents who regularly provide care to children aged 5 and under.
Webinar: Grandparents as Child Care Providers: Virtual event discussing how grandparents view their role and sharing tips on helping families navigate this essential three-generation relationship.
Literature Review: Grandparents Who Care: Key findings about the benefits and challenges of grandparent-provided care, with guidance about grandparents’ needs and how to best address them.
Resources for Families
Explore quick guides covering the latest child care strategies and resources to help you support your children and grandchildren.
Planning Tips for Sharing the Care: Learn what parents and grandparents should talk about before sharing the care.
The Grandparent Guide: What’s New? What’s the Same?: A grandparent’s guide to what’s new and what has stayed the same when it comes to caring for babies and toddlers—including challenging behavior, safe sleep, mealtimes, and much more.
If You Only Knew: A Tool for Grandparent Caregivers: Provides a way to think about “sharing the care” across generations and guidance for dialogue about the shared tasks of caregiving.
On Your Lap, In Your Heart (Article)
Share Your Family Traditions (Article)
Learn More: Grandparents as Caregivers
Hear from grandparents about their role as caregivers for their grandchildren and explore the latest research on grandparenting.
Grandparent Films: Meet three remarkable families in which the grandparents provide regular childcare to their beloved grandkids.
By the Numbers: Find out how grandparents perceive their role as caregiver for children aged 5 and under as well as the benefits and challenges.
Building a Child’s Team: What grandparents say about “sharing the care” with their grandkids’ parents.
Joy and Commitment: What grandparents say about the joy of caring for grandkids.
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