Working Families Need Comprehensive Solutions (All States)

Thanks to advocates, the Administration and Congress are increasing momentum around paid leave and child care. Now, we need to make sure our policymakers understand what real families need. Join us in calling on Congress to support the FAMILY Act and the Child Care for Working Families Act. Take action below to send an email to your Members of Congress.

Congress: It’s Time to Support the FAMILY Act (All States)

Public demand for paid leave is stronger than ever and Congress has taken steps in the right direction. You can help keep the momentum going! Take action below to send an email to your Representative.

Urge Your Members of Congress to Act for Babies at the Border (All States)

As the immigration landscape shifts, Congress needs to know that babies are deeply affected by immigration practices that disrupt or undermine their families, including separation and detention. Decades of research show that this kind of trauma, particularly when not addressed by an experienced and trusted clinician, has severe and short-and long-term implications for both physical and emotional health, increasing young children’s risk for learning difficulties, problems forming relationships, and adult health issues.

Babies at the border need your voice today! Email your Members of Congress now and urge them to take a stand for babies.

Urge Congress to Give Babies an Early Head Start (All States)

As Head Start Awareness Month comes to a close, Congress is making funding decisions regarding Early Head Start as part of overall Head Start funding. Complete the form below to urge your Members of Congress to Think Babies and ActTM and invest in a program with proven and powerful outcomes for under resourced babies and toddlers – Early Head Start.

Learn more about Early Head Start.

I Pledge to Think Babies (All States)

Thousands of advocates for babies and toddlers have pledged to Think Babies™ and join the team that’s fighting to make the potential of every baby our national priority. You can Be a Big Voice for Little KidsTM by getting to know your Members of Congress and offering to be a resource for them on issues that impact their youngest constituents and their families. Whether you are an early childhood professional, a parent, or an advocate – your voice is crucial in making sure that your Members of Congress know what babies and toddlers need to thrive. 

Tell Congress to Maintain Protections for Babies at the Border (All States)

ZERO TO THREE recently joined 20 other organizations on an amicus brief to adamantly oppose the Administration’s new Rule to remove the protections for migrant children in the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA). Unless the courts or Congress act, by the end of October, the new Rule will supersede the FSA, wiping away our country’s commitment to ensuring that migrant children in government custody are treated humanely and released quickly. The new Rule will erase basic protections for migrant children, allowing them to be incarcerated indefinitely in detention facilities with no outside oversight. Research shows that even a short time in detention is harmful to children and is profoundly inadequate to nurture the health and well-being of a young child. 

Babies at the border need your voice today! Email your Members of Congress now and urge them to take a stand for babies.

For more information on the FSA, go to www.zerotothree.org/flores.

Urge Congress to RISE for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health! (All States)

In a time when many communities do not have infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) practitioners to serve the needs of children and families, the Resilience Investment, Support, and Expansion (“RISE”) from Trauma Act (S. 1770, H.R. 3180) is intended to increase the numbers of trained practitioners able to provide developmentally appropriate, trauma-informed mental health services to young children. Reach out to your Members of Congress today and encourage them to support the RISE from Trauma Act.