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Who We Are

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

Comprised of more than 2500 local, state and national organizations representing business leaders, pediatricians, care and assistance providers, state and local officials, parents, advocates and researchers, NCIT is focused on educating the public and raising awareness about the urgency of supporting pregnant people and families with children under three.

All children need a healthy beginning, supported families and access to high quality care and learning opportunities. For many, the lack of equitable access to basic needs like food, health care, child care, and housing has always been a challenge — made worse by COVID-19 and felt more acutely in families of color and those with lower incomes. Race, place and income should no longer be predictors of a child’s future.

Our country is at its best when we recognize that children and their families are our greatest resource.

Our priorities are their priorities.

Read more in our Open Letter to the Nation, which highlights our shared values and principles regarding the importance of investing in prenatal-to-three priorities that young children and their families need to thrive.

We are thankful to the thousands of organizations who signed this letter and their strong, sustained commitment to young children.


Our Steering Committee

NCIT’s work is guided by a Steering Committee comprised of national and state-level organizations.

Our Public Sector Partners

NCIT is proud of the involvement of those not only in the private nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, but of those who work in the public sector at all levels of government. 

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Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

National Association of Counties (NACo)

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

National League of Cities (NLC) 

Connect With Others

To join the community of those prioritizing the needs of our nation’s youngest children, please join the NCIT XChange. The XChange is a dedicated online community for those committed to prenatal-to-three issues, offering opportunities to share knowledge, ask questions, discuss challenges and access resources, expertise, and engagement opportunities.