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NBCDI Think Babies™ Campaign

NBCDI National Affiliate Network

The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) has partnered with ZERO TO THREE to promote the Think Babies™ campaign, ensuring that Black infants and their families have the tools and skills needed for them to thrive from birth.

Join the Think Babies™ campaign and become an advocate for policies that can help your baby and family thrive:

  • Attend a Town Hall Meeting: “Town hall” meetings are a great venue for you to share your concerns with your elected officials. Elected officials as well as your state and local leaders will regularly hold these sessions which are open to the public. They usually include a question-and-answer session – giving you the opportunity to share the Think Babies™ message and ask about infant-toddler issues.
  • Meet with Your Elected Official: All Members of Congress have “district work periods” when they meet with constituents in their home state or district. Schedule a meeting to discuss existing policy positions regarding babies and families.
  • Share Your Story: The Think Babies™ campaign is working to make the potential of every baby a national priority. Your story will bring to life what babies and their families need to thrive.

Additional tools and resources are available at: https://www.thinkbabies.org/take-action/toolkit/.

Download the NBCDI Think Babies™ Campaign one-page overview here.

In 2018, BCDI-Denver piloted the National Black Child Development Institute's Think Babies™ Affiliate engagement by creating a framework for engaging in local and state policy and advocacy to effectively advocate on behalf of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Through our efforts in the state of Colorado, BCDI-Denver has tirelessly worked to ensure young Black children are able to thrive from birth. Some of our work has included:

  • Working in the Equity and Early Childhood Coalition and Raise Colorado Coalition.
  • Participating in the national Strolling Thunder event in Washington, DC while working with local partners to plan a culturally inclusive and responsive Strolling Thunder event in the state of Colorado
  • Presenting at NBCDI's 48th Annual Conference on BCDI-Denver's Think Babies™ model and effective ways to build a coalition of early childhood professionals to engage in equitable policy and advocacy.
  • Serving as a panelist at the Colorado ZERO TO THREE Conference to discuss policy and advocacy at the community and state level with BCDI-Denver Program Development Director, Jalen Taylor.