Parenting Resource

The Grand Plan: Grandparent Resources

Dec 20, 2018

As childcare costs continue to rise, more and more grandparents are stepping up to provide childcare for today’s infants and toddlers. There are great rewards to these relationships, but the dynamics can be challenging to navigate. ZERO TO THREE has created a suite of resources to arm professionals with the latest tools and best practices for working with families across generations.

Grandparent Films

Meet three amazing families. In each family, the grandparents are providing regular child care to allow parents to work, attend classes, or play a more active role in the community. This isn’t unusual. In fact, 1 in 4 children today are cared for by their grandparents as working parents struggle to find and afford childcare. The circumstances are different from family to family. But the challenges they face, the gratitude they feel, and the support they’d find helpful are remarkably similar.

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 multi-generational connections.

Resources for Families

Explore quick guides covering the latest child care strategies and resources to help you support your children and grandchildren.

Learn More: Grandparents as Caregivers

Explore the research and hear directly from more grandparents about how they view their role providing childcare for their grandchildren.