Transforming the promise of pediatric primary care
What is HealthySteps?
HealthySteps, a program of ZERO TO THREE, is an evidence-based, team-based pediatric primary care program that promotes the health, well-being and school readiness of babies and toddlers, with an emphasis on families living in low-income communities. Our goal is to serve more than 1 million young children and families by 2032.
Access & Trust
Pediatric primary care is the only system in the entire country that reaches nearly all young children. No other system has the same consistent and positive connection to families, their young children, and their communities.
HealthySteps Specialists join the pediatric primary care team to ensure universal screening of all families, provide referrals, and intensive services if needed.
HealthySteps Specialists address common and complex concerns, such as feeding, behavior, sleep, attachment, maternal depression, access to social supports beyond health care, and adapting to life with a baby or young child.
News and Resources
Voices from the Field: HealthySteps COVID-19 Response and Recovery
HealthySteps families comprise many of the populations hardest hit by COVID-19 and as a result, HealthySteps Specialists are stepping up to address essential needs for young children and their families nationwide.
Talking with Children About Death
Young children need plain and truthful explanations when it comes to death. Use clear, honest language that answers their questions directly. Here are some guidelines for talking about loss with your toddler.
Caring for Yourself and Young Children During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a high stress situation for everyone, especially parents. We have a few tips for this difficult time.
Why HealthySteps Matters
There is no time in life more important than ages 0-3. These early years lay the critical foundation for long-term development and health. Our most important connections are our first ones with our closest caregivers—these relationships can set babies and toddlers on the path to becoming engaged learners, productive workers, and successful adults. HealthySteps has demonstrated myriad positive outcomes for children, their families, and the practices that serve them. Watch our video to see HealthySteps in action.