Docs for Tots Becomes a Think Babies National Campaign Partner

ZERO TO THREE’s Think Babies campaign is designed to bring national attention to what babies and families need to thrive, including quality, affordable child care; time for parents to bond with their babies; healthy emotional development; and strong physical health and nutrition. In 2019, they will bring families from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia to our nation’s capital on April 30th for the third annual Strolling Thunder™ event.

The first three years of a baby’s life shape all the rest. In that short time period, babies form more than one million new neural connections every second. That’s a whole lot of brainpower. That’s why ZERO TO THREE created the Think Babies campaign: to make their potential our national priority.

When babies don’t get what their growing brains need to thrive, they don’t develop as they should. This leads to poor life-long developmental, educational, social, and health challenges. Every minute we waste not making our voices heard, another child runs the risk of not ever reaching her full potential. That’s not good for families, and that’s not good for our future.

Docs for Tots has become a Think Babies partner because we believe we need to reach parents with the resources and services they want and need to nurture their baby’s healthy development and set them up for a healthy life.

Docs for Tots works with community partners to incorporate into healthcare practices and child cares Developmental Screening, Maternal Depression Screening, and ACEs Screening to identify family and child needs. And Help Me Grow — Long Island connects individual families with young children with existing resources and services.

Brittany is one young mom that is grateful for the support she and her baby received from Help Me Grow — Long Island.

Be part of the team that’s fighting for their future. Sign up for Think Babies campaign updates.

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