Category Archives: Guest Blogs

Creating Change: The South Bay Early Childhood Educator Organization’s Story

The newly formed South Bay Early Childhood Educator Organization (SBECEO) increases the dialogue around how we can strengthen society through the early learning lens. What follows is the story of how SBECEO started and their plans to continue creating positive change through reflection, advocacy, and networking. It is written by the organization founders, Debbie Carey […]

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Time and Consistency

Guest Blog written by Kelley Abrams, Ph.D. Over the first few months of life, babies form a close, special relationship with one or a few selected caregivers. This special relationship is called attachment. The attachment relationship evolved through natural selection to keep infants safe from harm. Babies use their attachment figures as a secure base […]

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Guest Blog: Place Matters by Charles Bruner

PLACE MATTERS … AND IT MATTERS MOST FOR VERY YOUNG CHILDREN: BUILDING ON THE BETTER BABIES FRAMEWORK by Charles Bruner The For Our Babies campaign has established four important policy pillars for very young children (prenatal care, paid leave, well baby care and quality infant toddler care) as well as calling needed attention to policies […]

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Early Identification Guide & Resources

Guest Blog by Cindy Arstein- Kerslake The Center for Disease Control reports that the incidence of autism is now 1 in every 68 children. Research shows that early identification and early intervention is the most effective way to address developmental delays. The Early Identification page of the California Making Access Possible (MAP) for Inclusion & […]

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Day Of Action For Babies: September 10th

From the ZERO TO THREE Baby Monitor: It’s that time of year again!  Across the country, children are heading back to school and families are preparing to make sure their children have what they need to be ready to learn. But as early childhood professionals, we know that preparing children for success in school and […]

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Guest Blog: Early Learning with Families @ Your Library

By Suzanne Flint, Library Programs Consultant & Principal Architect of ELF Initative CA State Library Public libraries reach millions of children and their families each year. Neuroscientists tell us that the type of learning that occurs in libraries — self-directed, experiential, content-rich — promotes executive function skills that can shape a child’s success in school […]

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Guest Blog: The Reading Relationship

Guest Blog By Deborah J. Weatherston, PhD A recent recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that parents read aloud regularly to their babies beginning in infancy is really big news for babies and the infant mental health community.  Literacy promotion by pediatricians during every well baby visit encourages parents to listen and very […]

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It’s Time to Mobile-ize for Babies: Take the Poll & Spread the Word

ZERO TO THREE recently launched the Mobile-ize for Babies Poll, a 3 question poll to gather information on how infant and toddler experts suggest we support young children at the local, state and federal levels. What can best help families of young children? How do people want our elected officials to think about budgets and […]

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Guest Blog: Chris Carducci

Advocacy: Taking Action Beyond Concern  “Babies are the future of this country and they should be cared for even in the mothers womb. The care for the mother as well as she plays a very vital role in the development of the child.  I believe every child deserves the best care. . . . It […]

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Guest Blog: Sara Gershfeld

Follow Up Care for your Special Needs Child: 5 Organizations to Keep in Mind Quality matters. Whether your child was just diagnosed with a disability, or you′re a seasoned parent of a child with special needs there are a number of organizations that have your back from the first day of your diagnosis up until […]

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