National Conference of State Legislatures worked with legislators and legislative staff to design this guidebook for considering prenatal-to-three issues and policy options.
First Things First
Welcome to the For Our Babies Podcast! Listen to conversations with Dr. Ron Lally about Infant Development and topics related to the For Our Babies Campaign. Hosted by Julie Weatherston. This show is the first in a series of conversations with Dr. Ron Lally about topics related to infant development and the For Our Babies […]
School Success Starts in Infancy
Dr. Ron Lally talks about why we should take a closer look at supporting infants if we want our children to succeed in school. Lally discusses the critical period of early brain development before a child reaches three years of age and why early support for all babies makes more economic sense than later compensatory […]
Quality Infant/Toddler Care
Dr. Ron Lally discusses with Julie Weatherston what we mean when we say “High Quality Care.” Lally focuses specifically on children’s need to have a close, continuous relationship with a caregiver, and for that caregiver to understand children’s developmental timelines.
The Nurtured Brain
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 […]
Obstacles To Reform – Why Is It So Hard To Get Politicians To Listen?
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.