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What does ZERO TO THREE do?     Back to Top
ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization that supports the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families. We carry out that mission through a range of activities that inform, educate and support the adults who influence very young children’s lives.  See About Us.

What are the benefits of registering with ZERO TO THREE's website? Back to Top
First, you'll get access to premium content, including scientifically documented information about how a baby's brain develops during the first three years of life. You'll also learn about early care and child development for our leading experts. But one of the best benefits is that you'll only receive email on topics that are the most relevant and useful to you, either as a early childhood professional, or parent. If you haven't already registered, sign up now.

Is ZERO TO THREE a membership organization?    Back to Top
At this time, we do not offer membership.  We do, however, provide other exciting opportunities for interested professionals to join our ZERO TO THREE community through our website.  You may:

Does ZERO TO THREE offer child care?    Back to Top
No. We do not own or operate child care centers. We also do not provide assessments or evaluations.

Does ZERO TO THREE answer questions from parents?     Back to Top
We are unable to respond to individual parent’s questions. We advise parents to seek professional input about their child’s development from their pediatrician, family physician, child care providers or other family social service provider. In addition, many communities have parent “WarmLines" that respond to non-medical parenting questions and concerns.

How can I make a donation?     Back to Top
Visit the Donate section of the ZERO TO THREE website. You can use our online donation form to contribute to our organization. We accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Thank you for supporting ZERO TO THREE’s work. If you would like to donate securities or property, please use our form.

Does ZERO TO THREE provide grant funding?    Back to Top
No. Zero To Three receives it funding from public, private and other sources. Please contact our development department additional information.

Does ZERO TO THREE offer a speaker’s bureau?   Back to Top
No, we do not have a formal speaker’s bureau. We do actively provide experts from our staff, board or fellows network to speak at conferences and workshops or talk with the media on topics related to early development. Please use our Need a Speaker form, and a member of our staff will get back to you.

I’m interested in training opportunities. Who should I contact?    Back to Top
Use our Contact form, and a member of our staff will reply. For a description of our professional training opportunities, visit the Training section of our site. You also can sign up to receive announcements about upcoming trainings in your area.

Do you offer onsite training for professionals?     Back to Top
Yes. We offer onsite training across the country through our Center for Training Services. For information, please visit our Center for Training Services.

How many employees does ZERO TO THREE employ?        Back to Top   
More than 80 people work at ZERO TO THREE at our headquarters in Washington, DC, and West Coast office in Los Angeles. Several staff members work in other locations.

What does the ZERO TO THREE Press publish?  Back to Top 
The ZERO TO THREE Press publishes more than 40 educational and instructional materials designed to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Our materials are primarily written for professionals and include books, curricula, assessment tools, videos and practical guidebooks. Our publications represent the best thinking in the field of early child development and are grounded in evidence-based information. They also are developmentally and culturally appropriate. See eSTORE.

Our authors include Betty Bardige, Marilyn Segal, Edward F. Zigler, Dorothy G. Singer, Sandra J. Bishop-Josef, Alicia Lieberman, Claire Lerner, Patricia Van Horn and Sharon E. Rosenkoetter. Visit the eSTORE for specific titles.

For more than 25 years, ZERO TO THREE has published the Zero to Three Journal, a bimonthly publication that has been the cornerstone of the infant-family field.  It includes articles, essays and reviews that meet of practical significance in the field of early childhood development.

Does the Zero to Three Journal accept unsolicited manuscripts? Back to Top       
We welcome manuscripts for the Zero to Three Journal. The editorial mission of the Zero to Three Journal is to provide a forum for thoughtful discussion of important research, practice, professional development, and policy issues related to supporting the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers, and their families.

Each issue includes a cluster of articles focusing on a single theme and several additional articles from the field that may be on any topic.  To begin the submission process, prepare a summary of no more than 500 words that describes your topic and presents the main points in a logical progression so that we may clearly understand the information you will present.  Please submit your summary electronically to journalsubmissions@zerotothree.org. Be sure to include each author’s name, address, phone number, and email address.

What is the relationship between the EHS National Resource Center and ZERO TO THREE?       Back to Top    
The Early Head Start National Resource Center (EHS NRC) was created in 1995 by the Head Start Bureau and the Administration for Children and Families. Since its inception, the EHS NRC center has been operated by ZERO TO THREE in Washington, DC.

The EHS NRC is a storehouse of early childhood expertise that promotes the building of new knowledge and the sharing of information. See the EHS NRC About Us section or email ehsnrcinfo@zerotothree.org.

How many programs does Early Head Start include?         Back to Top  
Early Head Start, a federally funded community-based program for low-income pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers up to age 3, has 745 programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The program serves nearly 62,000 children in 2004. For more information, please see the Office of Head Start Statistical Fact Sheets.

Does ZERO TO THREE offer Early Head Start programs?      Back to Top     
We do not offer any direct service programs. To find an Early Head Start program in your state, visit the "Head Start Locator" page.

How do I enroll my child in an Early Head Start program?        Back to Top   
For enrollment information, head over to the Early Head Start National Resource Center’s website.

I have a technical assistance question about Early Head Start. Who do I ask?           
Direct your question to ehsnrc@zerotothree.org

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Please check your spam or junk mail box. Legitimate email may be getting caught with spam filtering software. Check with your IT department. We cannot resend links due to the voluminous amount of email we receive. Thank you for your understanding.

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