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.”
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