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Read and Discuss J. Ronald Lally’s new book, For Our Babies: Ending the Invisible Neglect of America’s Infants in your Book Club or Professional Discussion Group. The book is a call to action to promote healthier development of babies in the U.S.
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More Ways to Get Involved
Many organizations are actively working on topics related to the For Our Babies pillars. Here are several.
ZERO TO THREE created Think Babies to make the potential of every baby our national priority and focuses on five key policy areas: paid leave, child care, Early Head Start, home visiting, and infant and early childhood mental health. The website has links for many ways to take action on each of the policy areas.
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. On their website you can find more information on the extensive work they do related to prenatal care, volunteer opportunities, an advocacy toolkit, ways to donate and find events in your area.
Paid Parental Leave
Paid Leave for the United States is the national campaign to win paid family leave by 2022. You can join to become part of the movement. On the website you can find campaign information, news stories and a link to donate.
The National Home Visiting Resource Center – Share a Story
The National Home Visiting Resource Center provides comprehensive information about early childhood home visiting. Their goal is to support sound decisions in policy and practice to help children and families thrive. Do you have a home visiting experience you wish to share? On their website you can share a story about your experience. Submit your story, including a photograph or video if you have one, by completing their form.
Quality Early Learning and Care
Child Care Aware of America
Child Care Aware of America works to help make child care more affordable and accessible for all families. Their advocacy efforts are grassroots-inspired and research-based. See how you can get involved on their website.
The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment provides research and expert analysis on topics that include compensation and economic insecurity among early educators, early childhood teacher preparation and access to educational opportunities, work environments, and early childhood workforce data sources and systems. Explore the website for more information and publications.
Donate to For Our Babies
Make a difference by supporting the For Our Babies work. Your donation will support For Our Babies to develop new materials, tools, and learning opportunities to help parents, policymakers, and early childhood professionals to promote healthy development from preconception through age three. Contributions are not tax deductible.