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Who We Are

The National Collaborative for Infants & Toddlers (NCIT) is committed to advancing policies and programs that ensure every child from birth-to-age-three has the support they need for a strong start in life.

When we support them in their earliest years, 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.

This effort, funded by the Pritzker Children's Initiative, a project of the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, 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 the healthy development of 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.