Colorado joins national Think Babies campaign

Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: March 9, 2018

Think babies campaign We are excited to share a new opportunity that will help us make every baby in Colorado a priority. The Colorado Children’s Campaign and Clayton Early Learning have been selected as a state partner for ZERO TO THREE’s Think BabiesTM campaign. As a Think Babies state partner, our goal is to advance an agenda supporting expectant parents, babies and toddlers in Colorado. This will help us build on the great work already happening in this area by the many partners working on behalf of families and babies in our state.

The Think Babies campaign is designed to bring national attention to what babies and families need to thrive. Key campaign priorities include: quality, affordable child care; time for parents to bond with their babies; healthy emotional development; and strong physical health and nutrition. This year is the first time that ZERO TO THREE will be partnering with state-level advocacy grantees in six states, including Colorado.

In the coming months, we’ll work with a broad coalition of partners to advance policies and investments for infants and toddlers and encourage our elected officials to Think Babies. We will soon share additional information about this exciting opportunity. As a Think Babies state partner, we will also join the national and local Strolling ThunderTM events on May 8, where infants, toddlers and their families from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will take Capitol Hill by storm. We’re also planning an event for Denver—stay tuned. That event coincides with a digital day of action to urge Congress to Think Babies and Act via e-mail and social media. Mark your calendars now to join the online conversation and stay tuned for more details about a Strolling Thunder event right here in Colorado! Of course, you don’t have to wait to support babies, toddlers and their families. Here’s how you can help now:

  • Share this Think Babies video on social media to raise the volume on the conversation.
  • Use #ThinkBabies and tweet your support for babies, toddlers and their families.
  • Keep an eye on KidsFlash in the weeks ahead. We’ll release more details about events happening here at home.

When we invest in infants, toddlers and their families, we ensure a strong future for us all. We look forward to working with you to Think Babies!

Jacy Montoya Price

About Jacy Montoya Price

Jacy serves as the Community Groups Coordinator for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she plans and implements our annual Speak Up for Kids day at the capitol and manages our social media sites. Jacy previously served as the executive director and co-founder of Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), a sisterhood of Latinas dedicated to building a movement of Latinas, their families, and allies through leadership development, organizing, and advocacy to create opportunity and achieve reproductive justice. Trained as an urban planner, Jacy has also worked in local government, creating policies and programs to foster more sustainable communities that are accessible for all residents. A Colorado native, Jacy lives in northwest Denver with her husband, two children and their two cats.