Poverty’s Effect on Infants and Toddlers Infographic
This infographic shows how young children in poverty begin to develop gaps in their growth and development when compared with their peers beginning at birth.
What effect does poverty have on the developing brains of babies and toddlers? Nearly half of America’s babies live in or near poverty—this is a clear warning sign for America’s global competitiveness. Investing in support for parents in nurturing children and positive early learning opportunities can help.
This webinar and policy brief, created by ZERO TO THREE and Manatt Health, highlight what states can and should be doing to advance infant and early childhood mental health.
Comments of Patricia A. Cole, Director of Government Relations, and Claire Lerner, LCSW, Senior Parenting Strategist Submitted to the Interagency Policy Board on Early Learning July 22, 2015.