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Ullrich, Rebecca; Cole, Patricia; Gebhard, Barbara; Matthews, Hannah; Schmit, Stephanie – ZERO TO THREE, 2017
Because the earliest years of life are a period of incredible growth, they present an opportunity to shape strong and positive development. Good health, secure and stable families, and positive early learning environments are necessary to foster children's physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development during this significant period. Yet…
Descriptors: Young Children, Educational Policy, Infants, Toddlers
Zero to Three, 2016
ZERO TO THREE, in partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation, conducted a comprehensive research effort, including a series of in-home discussions and a large national parent survey with a diverse range of parents of children from birth to 5. Our findings provide brand new insights about the challenges parents face, what they do and do not…
Descriptors: Parent Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Young Children, Child Rearing
Throughout 2009, ZERO TO THREE worked to keep individuals informed of important and innovative policy developments happening throughout the country. This past year included many historic ups and downs--new and energetic faces arrived in the White House, Congress, and state governments ready to move this nation forward, and this nation entered an…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Economic Climate, Early Childhood Education
Gilkerson, Linda, Ed.; Klein, Rebecca, Ed. – ZERO TO THREE, 2008
This nine-unit curriculum translates current scientific research on early brain development into practical suggestions to help early childhood professionals understand the reciprocal link between caregiving and brain development. The curriculum was created and extensively field-tested by the Erikson Institute Faculty Development Project on the…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Drug Use
Cardone, Ida; Gilkerson, Linda; Wechsler, Nick – ZERO TO THREE, 2008
"Teenagers and Their Babies" is a self-study and preparation guide for paraprofessional home-based visitors to engage expectant and new parents in an exploration of their baby's development and their expectations for parenthood. The guide includes service interventions--strategies, techniques, and activities--for home visitors and doulas to use…
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Home Visits, Pregnancy, Adolescents
Powell, Douglas R. – ZERO TO THREE, 2008
One of the important influences on a child's development is the quality of his or her early care and education experiences. It is estimated that more than 1 million children in the U.S. are cared for while their parents are at work by nonlicensed caregivers who are family, friends, or neighbors - and these caregivers can be difficult to reach…
Descriptors: Child Care, Infant Care, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Training
Im, Janice H.; Osborn, Carol A.; Sanchez, Sylvia Y.; Thorp, Eva K. – ZERO TO THREE, 2007
"Cradling Literacy" provides field-tested instructional materials for instructors to help early childhood teachers develop knowledge and skills in nurturing early language and literacy in young children from birth to 5 years. The research and strategies presented in the instructional manual center on how child, parent, and teacher can work…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Class Activities, Teacher Effectiveness, Training
Lerner, Claire; Parlakian, Rebecca – ZERO TO THREE, 2007
This DVD (duration: 1 hour 53 seconds) features 30 video vignettes that show parents and children--aged birth to 3 years--interacting during everyday play and routines. These vignettes, some in English and some in Spanish, are designed to be tools for professionals to use both in direct work with families and for training other early child…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Infants, Toddlers, Visual Aids
Winton, Pamela J., Ed; McCollum, Jeanette A., Ed.; Catlett, Camille, Ed. – ZERO TO THREE, 2007
The key to improving the early education of all young children, including those with special needs, is the effective preparation and development of the professionals who work with them. "Practical Approaches to Early Childhood Professional Development" is a comprehensive planning resource for college faculty and consultants engaged in preservice …
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Adult Learning
The upcoming Congressional reauthorization of the Early Head Start program provides an opportunity to focus on what can be done to achieve even greater impacts for infants, toddlers, and families in Early Head Start. In this policy brief, the Zero to Three Policy Center presents its recommendations for Congressional action and discusses scientific…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education, Early Intervention
Papousek, Mechthild, Ed.; Schieche, Michael, Ed.; Wurmser, Harald, Ed. – ZERO TO THREE, 2007
For every five healthy babies and infants, there is at least one who brings unusual stresses for its parents with behaviors such as inconsolable crying, sleep disorders, refusal to eat, chronic moodiness, incessant demands for attention, fearful clinging, or tantrums. Available for the first time in English, this influential German collection…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Pediatrics, Infants, Psychopathology
Cochran, Moncrieff – ZERO TO THREE, 2007
This book presents a review and synthesis of the early care and education system in the United States -- a system that now faces increasing enrollment, an underpaid workforce, and limited budgets. A substantial number of trained early care and education professionals are projected to leave the field over the next 10 years due to noncompetitive…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Baby Boomers, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
DiLauro, Elizabeth; Jones, Lynn; Nelson, Florence – ZERO TO THREE, 2007
This article summarizes state and community policy activities during the first six months of 2007 and provides updates of the progress to serve infants, toddlers, and their families. The following states are included in the report: (1) Arkansas; (2) California; (3) Indiana; (4) Iowa; (5) Michigan; (6) Minnesota; (7) New York; (8) Ohio; (9)…
Descriptors: Counties, Early Intervention, Infants, Toddlers
Seibel, Nancy; Britt, Donna; Gillespie, Linda Groves; Parlakian, Rebecca – ZERO TO THREE, 2006
This book is an innovative approach to the primary prevention of child maltreatment. It focuses on the impact that child care providers can make in helping to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect in families with very young children. This research- and practice-based curriculum offers concepts, information, strategies, and practices focused on…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Infants, Emotional Development, Child Care
Buysse, Virginia, Ed.; Wesley, Patricia W., Ed. – ZERO TO THREE, 2006
Evidence-based practice is a decision-making process that integrates the best available scientific research evidence with family and professional wisdom and values. The editors argue that it has the potential to transform the services provided to children and families because it incorporates the "different ways of knowing" that characterize early…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Young Children, Special Education
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