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ZERO TO THREE Fellowship Program

Feb 5, 2016

The ZERO TO THREE Fellowship Program envisions a global network of diverse leaders spanning professions and sectors who have the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers to reach their full potential.

Standing on the strong legacy of the founders, the fellowship program is a seminal leader in the arena of leadership development for professionals committed to advancing the well-being of infants, toddlers, and their families.

Since its founding in 1981, the fellowship has graduated over 280 fellows – representing 36 states and 9 countries. These leaders are making a difference for babies, young children, and families around the world. The vast assets of expertise, influence, and resources of this leadership network are leveraged through the recently established Academy of ZERO TO THREE Fellows. The Academy works to sustain relationships across the fellows’ network and with ZERO TO THREE for the mutual benefit of ongoing collaborations and partnerships that strengthen Academy Fellows and ZERO TO THREE.

The fellowship experience spans 18-months and is grounded in a comprehensive, robust curriculum designed to cultivate leaders with the passion and capacity to transform and advance systems, programs, and policies so that all infants and toddlers have a strong start in life. Through a competitive application process, we seek experienced professionals across diverse disciplines, sectors, geographies, backgrounds, and perspectives who are best positioned to advance change in their organization, community, state, and potentially beyond, which positively impacts lives of babies and young children.

The fellowship provides a dynamic and personalized experience that includes protected time for learning, innovative thinking, reflection, and networking. In-person retreats, one-on-one mentoring, expert consultation, and shared learning experiences are essential components of the experience. Additional, each fellow will address a unique system, program, policy challenge/issue facing their professional/community context through the development and implementation of a strategic plan of action.

For further information about the fellowship program, contact Lynette Aytch at

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