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A Deeper Connection

by Ernestine Benedict, Chief Communications Officer

Ernestine Benedict, Chief Communications Officer

As ZERO TO THREE’s Chief Communications Officer, I’m responsible for overseeing and guiding all aspects of the organization’s communications functions. Since starting my role about a year and half ago, the communications team has undergone a significant transformation catalyzed by a new vision for raising the visibility of ZERO TO THREE’s mission. We aim to connect with you in engaging and inspiring ways that are responsive to your needs, interests, and passion for our mission to ensure all babies have a strong start in life.

As we build toward that vision, I’m excited to share a new feature we launched at our Annual Conference last year—AC LIVE! We brought the energy and excitement of Annual Conference directly to you through live broadcasted interviews with leading experts about hot topics and current events in early childhood. With more than 45,000 views, we’re bringing AC LIVE! back by popular demand. Whether you’re joining us in Florida for Annual Conference 2019 or following the highlights on social media, be sure to tune in and tell your network to tune in, too, via Facebook, Twitter, or!

Thanks to technology, every individual has the tools, potential, and reach to build a better world. I also urge you today to take the power you have been given and be a #BigVoiceforLittleKids. As a ZERO TO THREE Member, you are the champions for babies moving our shared mission forward. We’ve got the information and tools you need on the Advocacy Action Center.

Have 1 minute to take action to help babies experiencing trauma at the border? We have three simple actions you can take today. We launched this urgent and critical campaign because this issue affects us all deeply. And decades of research clearly spell out the detrimental impact of trauma on young children. Our babies can’t wait. Let us seize this moment and turn up the volume on this movement.

Thank you for all that you are and all that you do. It is an honor to connect with you as we work together to build a society with the knowledge and will to support all babies in reaching their full potential. If you haven’t already seen our 2018 Annual Report, please check it out. You will be inspired by our growth and impact. More to come!

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