Healthy development of infants & toddlers is in our hands
For Our Babies equips families, caregivers, communities, and policymakers with resources and strategies to enact systemic change that ensures our youngest children thrive.
Babies and their families need our support.
During the most critical time in human development, babies and their families in the U.S. need the kind of support most other industrialized nations already provide.
The Four Pillars
Together the Four Pillars provide a comprehensive framework of evidence-based supports to optimize babies’ rapid brain development. More
Prenatal health care reduces future health care costs and helps identify problems early on, when they are more effectively addressed.
Paid Parental Leave
Paid parental leave for at least nine months helps babies and their families develop strong bonds and also helps companies retain valuable employees and reduce high employee turnover costs.
Regular, early, professional care — such as doctor checkups, specialist screenings, and follow-up services — promotes well-being and if needed, early detection and cost effective intervention.
Quality Early Learning and Care
Investing in quality affordable early care — including standards, teacher training, and compensation — leads to better educational and health outcomes.