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The Grand Connector: Grandparent Resources

As child care costs continue to rise, more and more grandparents are stepping up to care for today's infants and toddlers.

While there are great rewards to these relationships, the dynamics can be challenging to navigate. ZERO TO THREE offers a suite of resources for professionals and families that include the latest information, tools and best practices to help support caregivers across the generations.

New Professional Development Workshop: Grandfamilies 101

Our free Grandfamilies 101 professional development experience is for organizations partnering with kin caregivers (relatives and close family friends raising children when their parents cannot). This 90-minute workshop includes a complete lesson plan, slides, and videos on the legal, educational, and financial issues grandfamilies often face.

New Program: Grand Connections

Our free Grand Connections workshop curriculum provides a place for grandparent caregivers to:

  • Connect with other grandparents who share their experiences
  • Learn strategies to collaborate with their adult children
  • Explore the latest guidance on child development: sleep, screen time, meals/nutrition, managing challenging behavior, and building learning into everyday moments.

For Professionals

Understand the important role that grandparents play in providing regular child care for today’s young children and learn how to support these multigenerational connections.

For Families

A grandmother holds and kisses her grandchild.

Explore quick guides covering the latest child care strategies and resources to help you support your children and grandchildren.

Resources: Grandparents as Caregivers


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