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Links - Birth to 3

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition for Infants and Toddlers page provides information on a variety of topics related to the nutrition needs of infants and toddlers. Topics covered include breastfeeding, formula, introducing solid foods, food allergies, picky eaters and vegetarian/vegan infants and toddlers.

Born Learning is a partnership between United Way of America, the Ad Council, Civitas, and Families and Work Institute.  Born Learning is designed to promote awareness, education, and action in the area of of young children and their development.

"The goal of the Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) is to promote the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices.  This site has resources for early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of children, birth to five years of age, with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at-risk for poor outcomes."

"The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resources center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices of early childhood programs across the country."

"The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).  The ECTA Center will build upon the foundation of several recent OSEP-funded technical Assistance Centers (NECTAC, CELL, TACSI and ECO) to improve service systems and assist states in scaling up and sustaining effective services and research-based interventions for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities and their families." 

"InfantSEE, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares - the AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, participating optometrists prove a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service."

South Dakota Birth to 3 Connections is "a program that provides early intervention services, at no cost, for children from birth to age three, who have a disability or a developmental delay."  The Birth to 3 Program at the Center for Disabilities operates under South Dakota Birth to 3.

"ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization 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."

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