Helpful Links

ZERO TO THREE

ZERO TO THREE is a national non-profit that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. We provide parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development. We have evolved into the organisation 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. 

Healthy Minds 24-36 months – Provides age-based information to parents that link research on child and brain development to the important ways which babies and toddlers grow and learn in months 24 to 36. Read more 

Healthy Minds 9-12 months – Provides age-based information to parents that link research on child and brain development to the important ways which babies and toddlers grow and learn in months 9 to 12. Read More

Healthy Minds: Nurturing Your Child’s Healthy Development – This set of seven, age-based handouts link child and brain development and highlight the important ways in which babies and toddlers grow and learn in the first three years. Read More

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Focus on the Family: Helping Families Thrive

Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. They provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles. They’re there to come alongside families with relevance and grace at each stage of their journey. They support families as they seek to teach their children about God and His beautiful design for the family, protect themselves from the harmful influences of culture and equip themselves to make a greater difference in the lives of those around them.

No matter who you are, what you’re going through or what challenges your family may be facing, they’re there to help. With practical resources – like our 1-800 Family Helpline, counselling and websites – they’re committed to providing trustworthy, biblical guidance and support.

The Focus on the Family Help Center counsellors is there to listen and pray with you, as well as provide guidance and resources to help you and your family thrive. Arrange to speak with a licensed Christian counsellor at no cost by calling 1-855-771-HELP (4357) Monday through Friday between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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Early Childhood Australia

Childhood Australia is the peak early childhood advocacy organisation. Jump Early Development Services and Jump Early Development Services OSHC are members of ECA.

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Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth

Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth is a national non-profit organisation that focuses on bringing together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to turn the best evidence into effective practice. By collaborating with researchers, policymakers and practitioners, ARACY turns ‘what works’ into practical, preventative action.

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