New Podcast Episode with ZERO TO THREE

The Opportunity Starts at Home multisector affordable homes campaign released its 25th podcast episode, entitled “Early Childhood Development & Housing Stability.” In this episode, the campaign speaks to Dr. Myra Jones-Taylor, chief policy officer at ZERO TO THREE. Dr. Jones-Taylor discusses research around baby and toddler development, persistent racial disparities, effective best practices, the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19, and why ZERO TO THREE is pushing Congress to invest in housing stability. ZERO TO THREE, which is a Roundtable member of the campaign, is a leading national nonprofit that works to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life.

"Babies need a place to call home," said Dr. Jones-Taylor. “Safe, affordable housing is at the heart of healthy early development. I can’t think of anything that is more foundational to young children’s well-being. The experience of the pandemic has laid bare that our systems for supporting the health and well-being of families with young children are threadbare to practically non-existent. For us, it’s important that Congress hears from the baby perspective so we can make this connection for them.”

You can listen to the full episode here. To listen to past episodes, click here. Since it launched, the campaign’s podcast series has received over 10,500 plays.

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