Policy Resource

ZERO TO THREE Letter to Speaker Pelosi

Download Files May 13, 2020

Chief Policy Officer Myra Jones-Taylor calls attention to the urgent need of our youngest children amid the Congressional response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a letter to Speaker Pelosi, ZERO TO THREE’s Chief Policy Officer Myra Jones-Taylor calls attention to the urgent needs of our youngest children, our babies, who can experience profound and long-term developmental effects from catastrophic events such as the current pandemic. Supporting families and securing the well-being of infants and toddlers—our future workers—must be the top priority as Congress looks to address the needs that still remain. She asks that Congress reflects on the importance of our babies’ early development by substantially increasing the amount of funding for child care in the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES) Act.

Download the full letter below.

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