National Infant-Toddler Court Program

The ZERO TO THREE National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Services.

The ITCP is operated by ZERO TO THREE in partnership with The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law; The Center for the Study of Social Policy; The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; and an independent evaluation team at RTI International.

What’s New

The National Infant-Toddler Court Program is supporting wide-scale dissemination of the Safe Babies Court Team™ (SBCT) approach, a specialized support for children birth to three years of age in foster care, or at risk of removal, and their families. This evidence-based approach connects babies and their families with the support and services they need to ensure healthy development and lasting permanency.

Court Teams build a foundation using the SBCT Core Components as a framework for implementation, and we encourage communities to take the approach and fit it to their community. The SBCT goal of advancing the health and well-being of very young children and their families, so they flourish is be accomplished through interdisciplinary, collaborative and proactive team work. Careful, empathic, and intentional planning coupled with timely access to quality services are at the core of this work. The Infant-Toddler Court Program has grown from a place of providing information and training on the SBCT approach to a national resource center that assists communities in building capacity to meet the needs of infants, toddlers, and their families.

For inquiries about the ITCP, please contact Aidan Bohlander, Senior Outreach Specialist abohlander@zerotothree.org, or Janie Huddleston, Director, National Infant-Toddler Court Program jhuddleston@zerotothree.org.

The Safe Babies Court Team™ Approach

Resources

Cross Sites Meetings