ZERO TO THREE (ZTT) works to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. It provides parents, professionals, and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development. The ZTT Policy Center is a nonpartisan, research-based resource for federal and state policymakers and advocates on the unique developmental needs of infants and toddlers. 

Alliance-Funded Support for State Advocacy

ZTT is supporting states in the advancement of policies, services, and systems that meet the needs of infants, toddlers, and their families.

Together with Alliance staff, ZERO TO THREE is co-leading two communities of practice (CoPs): home visiting and infant-toddler child care. The Home Visiting Advocacy CoP has had strong membership participation since its launch in 2016. A 2.0 version is providing new and returning state members the opportunity to revisit key advocacy strategy topics, such as messaging and framing, and leverage lessons learned from our more seasoned advocates. Ongoing planning for both CoPs will continue to be informed by the state members’ interests and requests.

The organization is providing technical assistance to eight Alliance state advocacy allies and is supporting Think Babies advocacy efforts in six states. ZTT is working with several additional states to build their capacity for effective infant-toddler policies and services.

ZERO TO THREE is also updating a self-assessment tool on child welfare services for infants, toddlers, and their families.