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- March 2016 Issue -

Raising the Quality of Services for Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families


The earliest years of life are a time of tremendous growth and opportunity, and early experiences have lasting effects on future development. Thus, high-quality services must be a priority for programs and professionals serving families with infants and toddlers. This issue of Zero to Three explores a variety of innovative approaches to quality improvement. The articles focus on efforts to: improve the capacity of home visitors to address maternal depression, increase cultural competency and equity in the early intervention system, evaluate the effectiveness of family child care networks that have the potential for improving family child care quality, and create competency standards in early care and education programs.

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Poverty's Effect on Infants and Toddlers

What effect does poverty have on the developing brains of babies and toddlers? See ZERO TO THREE's new infographic, which shows how young children in poverty, beginning at birth, begin to develop gaps in their growth and development when compared to their peers. 


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The Safe Babies Court Teams Project and the Quality Improvement Center for Research-Based Infant-Toddler Court Teams are co-sponsoring the October 7-9, 2015 Cross-Sites Planning Meeting in Des Moines, IA

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