To spark robust scientific discoveries, quality training, and vibrant cross-sector initiatives that create breakthrough, real-world solutions to transform the well-being and resilience of families from conception to early childhood with impacts for generations to come.
From pregnancy through early childhood, all families will have the well-being necessary to achieve their full potential.
Families with young children are struggling; nearly a quarter live in poverty, and many face high levels of toxic stress, the impact of which can be carried across generations.
We understand now more than ever the science of “toxic stress” and how adversity experienced during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood can interfere with children’s and families’ abilities to reach their fullest potential. Zero to Thrive aims to mitigate the impact of these toxic stressors through scientific discoveries, increased public awareness, and development and delivery of programs and service targeted at innovative solutions.
Promoting health and resilience by fostering safe, strong, and positive relationships for families, agencies, and communities from pregnancy to age six.