As Congress responds to the impact of COVID-19, things are moving quickly – and so must infant-toddler advocates. Legislators are currently working on the next stimulus bill and now is the time to ensure that the needs of babies and families are addressed. Complete the form below to contact your Members of Congress.
Urge Congress to invest in our nation’s future by supporting comprehensive paid family and medical leave policies and quality, affordable child care solutions for working families. Take action below to send an email to your Members of Congress.
Thanks to advocates like you, Congress is increasing momentum around paid leave. Now we need to make sure our policymakers understand what real families need. You can help keep the momentum going! Take action below to call on Congress to make the FAMILY Act a reality for all babies and their families.
Use the form below to ask your Members of Congress to Think Babies and Act by increasing investments in child care funding bills and supporting comprehensive, long-term child care solutions like the Child Care for Working Families Act.
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.
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.
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.
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.