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ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
Our mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers. We achieve this by translating research and knowledge—specifically information about the kinds of early experiences that help children thrive—into a range of practical tools and resources for use by the adults who influence the lives of young children.
We were founded in l977 by top experts in child development, health and mental health. We have evolved into the organization that plays a critical leadership role in promoting understanding around key issues affecting young children and their families, including child care, infant mental health, early language and literacy development, early intervention and the impact of culture on early childhood development.
At ZERO TO THREE we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential.
Training Professionals and Building Networks of Leaders
Influencing Policies & Practices
Raising Public Awareness of Early Childhood Issues
ZERO TO THREE is unique in our multidisciplinary approach to child development. Our emphasis on bringing together the perspectives of many fields and many specialists is rooted in the robust research studies showing that all domains of development—social, emotional, intellectual, language and physical—are interdependent and work together to promote a child’s overall health and well-being in the context of his family and culture.
All of our work is:
Grounded in research and experience
Washington, DC, with a regional office in Los Angeles, CA
Meet the People Behind ZERO TO THREE
Our Board of Directors Click here for Board of Directors listing and biographies
Our Management Team Click here for Management Team listing and biographies
Our Fellows Leaders for the 21st Century is our national fellowship program that brings together professionals in a range of disciplines to help expand their scientific knowledge of early childhood and enhance their leadership capacity. Click here to learn more about our ZERO TO THREE fellows.
Almost 100 strong, ZERO TO THREE values cultural and professional diversity among its staff and is widely recognized as an outstanding place to work. ZERO TO THREE is an equal opportunity employer.
Financial Highlights Click here for ZERO TO THREE Annual Report
Annual revenues: $16.0 million FY2008
Operating expenses: $16.2 million FY2008
www.zerotothree.org (launched in 1997)