This week, Dr. Ron Lally discusses with Julie Weatherston why attention to babies is a necessity. Lally focuses specifically on findings from recent brain development research that show when a child is born, his/her brain is not fully formed yet. There is a whole other gestational period that the young child needs so that their […]
As more fathers become involved as primary caregivers in their children’s early years, it’s important that we examine the assumptions we hold about the role of fathers in a child’s day-to-day care. In this week’s podcast, we listen in as two dads discuss what they’ve experienced as fathers, specifically some of the challenges they face […]
Julie Weatherston and George Philipp, Early Care Advocate and father, discuss the challenges of getting legislators to support early care and education in the US and the potential benefits to providing more supportive policies for families with infants and toddlers.
Finding affordable high quality infant care in the United States is virtually impossible. Parents are stressed and babies are suffering in poor quality care. Dr. Ron Lally and Julie Weatherston discuss the reality of infant care today in which research says only 10% is considered to be of high quality and over 40% is considered […]
Cheri Pies, MSW DrPH clinical professor in the School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley talks with Julie Weatherston about the Best Babies Zone initiative to reduce and eliminate health disparities and inequities in birth outcomes through community transformation.
This Robert Wood Johnson funded brief focuses on early childhood home visiting programs, which are explicitly designed to improve maternal and child health.