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The Policy Response to COVID-19

Push our policymakers to act for families with babies and toddlers through this global pandemic.

As the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down child care centers, as well as a range of service providers and workplaces, it is impacting not only the physical health of families with young children, but also threatening their economic and emotional well-being.

Watch this space for opportunities to act on behalf of babies, toddlers, and their families.

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Ask Congress to Take the Next Step for Babies!

Infant-toddler advocates know that the COVID-19 crisis will hit babies and their families particularly hard.

Urge Congress to act now

How is the COVID-19 impacting your family or the families you work with?
Policymakers and the media are looking for stories about how the pandemic is impacting families and providers across the country. Share your story to help urge policymakers to make decisions that will help babies and families.


Responding to Families’ Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Conversation with Representative Rosa DeLauro
On March 27, ZERO TO THREE and Think Babies™ partners joined together for a web broadcast with U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) about how Congress is responding to families’ needs in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

ZERO TO THREE’s Letter to Congress regarding COVID-19 Appropriations
On March 21, ZERO TO THREE sent a letter to Congress to highlight requests for funding to help mitigate the impact on babies and families and the systems they will need for support when parents and caregivers are able to return to work after this crisis.

Ten Legislative Recommendations for Infants and Toddlers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
These asks will shore up the systems and services, in particular child care, that babies and families rely on.

ZERO TO THREE’s Letter of Support of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
In a letter to the Senate, ZERO TO THREE compiled stories to show why this bill is critical for babies and their families.
UPDATE: Thanks to your support, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law March 18, 2020.

Hear directly from families across the country
Families share their experiences in the pandemic. These stories are a powerful tool in helping policymakers understand the need to act. Share your story.

The Baby Monitor (March 19) - The Policy Response to COVID-19
Read a discussion about how the Families First Coronavirus Response Act supports babies and families and a summary of some of the ways states are responding to child care challenges.

Tips for Families: Coronavirus
These resources offer tips for families as they care for babies and young children during this crisis.

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