Our Mission

The New York Zero-to-Three Network supports the professional development and collaborative capacities of the multi-disciplinary early childhood workforce across New York State. With a commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, we provide education and support policies that promote the health and well-being of infants, toddlers, and families from the prenatal period through the first
three years of life.

Our Vision

Participants in the Network include practitioners and researchers in diverse fields such as education, child care, health care, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, child psychiatry, rehabilitation therapies, mental health, social services, research, as well as representatives from the legal, business and philanthropic communities.

                 Nominate a Colleague for the 2023 Emily Fenichel Award of Excellence!
   Is there a colleague, teacher, or supervisor who you admire for excellent practice, and who inspires you?
Nominations are being accepted through February 28th for the 2023
Emily Fenichel Award!
Nominees may belong to any profession within the early childhood field including educators childcare workers, therapists, medical professionals, community advocates, policymakers, and administrators.
       The recipient of the 2023 Emily Fenichel Award will be announced and presented at the New York Zero-to-Three Network’s Annual Conference to be held on May 12, 2023.
Learn more and Nominate here

Established by the New York Zero to Three Network in 2007 the Fenichel award honors the memory of Emily Fenichel, LCSW, a longtime editor at the national ZERO TO THREE’s journal and one of the first coordinators of the ZERO TO THREE National Training Institute (NTI). Emily exemplified commitment and dedication to the zero to three field and in honor of her contributions, this award recognizes early childhood professionals who work tirelessly, often without recognition on behalf of families with babies and young children.