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 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.
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.
- The Grand Plan: 2019 Grandparenting Survey: Check out the findings of the first-ever ZERO TO THREE national survey of grandparents who regularly provide care to children aged 5 and under.
- Grandparents as Child Care Providers: Virtual event discussing how grandparents view their role and sharing tips on helping families navigate this essential three-generation relationship.
- Literature Review: Grandparents Who Care: Key findings about the benefits and challenges of grandparent-provided care, with guidance about grandparents’ needs and how to best address them.
Explore quick guides covering the latest child care strategies and resources to help you support your children and grandchildren.
- Planning Tips for Sharing the Care: Learn what parents and grandparents should talk about before sharing the care.
- The Grandparent Guide: What’s New? What’s the Same?: A grandparent’s guide to what’s new and what has stayed the same when it comes to caring for babies and toddlers—including challenging behavior, safe sleep, mealtimes, and much more.
- If You Only Knew: A Tool for Grandparent Caregivers: Provides a way to think about “sharing the care” across generations and guidance for dialogue about the shared tasks of caregiving.
- Grandparents Who Care: Sharing the Care With Your Own Parents (Article)
- Watching and Wondering: How to Identify Challenges in Your Grandchild’s Development (Article)
- On Your Lap, In Your Heart
- Share Your Family Traditions (Article)
Resources: Grandparents as Caregivers
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