Category Archives: Resources & Downloads

Now in Spanish: Getting it Right for Our Babies Video

We’re thrilled to announce that our Getting it Right for Our Babies video is now available in Spanish!Haciéndolo bien por nuestros bebésCon el costo promedio de cuidado infantil en los Estados Unidos equivalente a una matrícula universitaria y con millones de educadores de la infancia temprana que reciben salarios tan bajos, que a menudo les […]

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New Video: Getting it Right For Our Babies

 New Video “Getting it Right For Our Babies” Describes and Offers Solutions to Repair America’s Broken Child Care SystemWith the average cost of child care in the U.S. equaling college tuition and millions of early childhood educators facing wages so low they often struggle to support their own families, For Our Babies and the Center […]

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Let’s Stop Squandering America’s Future!

Looking for an excellent summer read? This one is hot off the press today! In her new book, Squandering America’s Future – Why ECE Policy Matters for Equality, Our Economy, and Our Children, Susan Ochshorn offers a pioneering guide to the big issues in contemporary early childhood policy. Written in a lively, personal style, the […]

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Quick and Helpful Resources on Early Brain Development

“The parents in our program are busy. I know they care about early brain development but they don’t have much free time to read about it. What do you suggest we share with them?” This question was asked during one of the For Our Babies Bookclub discussions with Dr. Lally. Because we think it’s a […]

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The Human Brain’s Need for a “Social Womb” During Infancy

In this article “The Human Brains Need for a Social Womb” J. Ronald Lally tells us why the young brain needs a protected and nurtured experience equivalent to the protection a fetus receives in the womb. Because of the lasting impact of early brain structuring, Lally argues that whether a baby is cared for at […]

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CDC’s 2013 Breastfeeding Report Card

Improving the health of mothers and their babies is a primary goal of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity.  It makes sense that protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding are some of their key strategies to meet this goal. Breastfeeding has many proven health benefits to both […]

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Attention Book Clubs and Discussion Groups!

It’s here! We’ve developed our first version of a downloadable Discussion Guide to help facilitate conversations about Dr. Lally’s new book, For Our Babies: Ending the Invisible Neglect of America’s Infants. The book is a call to action to promote healthier development of babies in the U.S.  It’s available in paperback and Kindle edition (on […]

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Better for Babies: A Study of State Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)’s Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care Project just published “Better for Babies: A Study of State Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies”.  The study concludes that most states are falling far short in meeting the needs of babies and their families, and states are struggling to […]

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17th Annual Virtual Birth To Three Institute

Did you attend the plenary this morning with Dr. Lally titled “The Foundations for Life and School Readiness Begin in Infancy”? If so, let us know what you think via our Facebook page. If you missed it, the plenary will be archived and posted on the ECLKC (Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center) […]

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Healthy Minds Handouts

What does research tell us about the early years?  How can you nurture a baby’s healthy development?  ZERO TO THREE, in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics, developed a nice series of handouts for parents and professionals called Healthy Minds that gives some of the answers to these important questions. The handouts, which are […]

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