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Who We Are

The National Collaborative for Infants & Toddlers (NCIT)—powered by the BUILD Initiative—is committed to advancing policies and programs that ensure every child from prenatal to age three has the support he or she needs for a strong start in life.

When we support them from the start, infants grow into healthy kids who are confident, empathetic, and ready to succeed in school and life—and our families, communities, workforce, and economy become stronger and more productive.

NCIT brings together early childhood leaders, policymakers, and practitioners from inside and outside state and local government. With support from national organizations, states and communities are creating and strengthening effective policies and programs—and sharing what works—to support pregnant women, infants, and toddlers.

Our National Partners

NCIT convenes leading national organizations with expertise across a range of issues and sectors—from brain science and economics to early childhood development and public health—to inform best practices and models for birth-to-three policies and programs.

We are thankful for the ongoing contributions of our partners and their strong, sustained commitment to young children.