The science is clear—the first thousand days of life are critically important, and strong early relationships are the foundation for developmental success. We understand now more than ever the science of “toxic stress,” and how adversity experienced during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood can interfere with children’s ability to reach their fullest potential. Zero to Thrive aims to mitigate the impact of these risks through promotion of science, increased public awareness, and development and delivery of programs and services targeted at innovative solutions.
The mission of Zero to Thrive is to transform the lives of young vulnerable children and their families through multi-generational initiatives that will harness the academic strengths of the University of Michigan, engage communities, train the next generation of providers, and promote the long-term health and resilience of populations through research, partnership and service.
To spark vibrant interdisciplinary and cross-sector collaboration that will result in breakthrough, scientifically-based, real-world solutions to transform the health and well-being of families with young children from conception to early childhood and impact generations to come.
Zero to Thrive
4250 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109