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J. Ronald Lally
J. Ronald Lally, Ed.D. is co-director of WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies in Sausalito, California. An expert on early development, Dr. Lally has been a director of WestEd’s Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) since 1985. Dr. Lally is a founder and board member of Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. Dr. Lally is also a father and grandfather. Frustrated by US policies that fall short of what babies need, he has launched the For Our Babies campaign to raise public awareness and garner support for a better beginning for babies in the United States. His recent publications include: "Want School Success? Start With Babies!" Kappa Delta Pi Record, January, 2012; and "The Link Between Consistent Caring Interactions with Babies, Early Brain Development & School Readiness,” in The Pre-K Debates: Current Controversies and Issues, Brookes Publishing, Zigler, Gilliam& Barnett 2011.

Blog Entries by J. Ronald Lally

Paid Parental Leave: It's About Time

(4) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 4:36 PM

In the United States, 70% of working women are mothers, and yet we are one of only three nations (out of 181 studied by McGill and Harvard Universities) that don't have paid parental leave. It's a fact we don't talk about very much, and through our...

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The For Our Babies National Campaign Is Live

(4) Comments | Posted April 1, 2012 | 3:59 PM

On February 29, my team and I launched the For Our Babies campaign -- a national movement promoting healthy development in U.S. children from conception to age three. Visit our website to watch a video of our launch event.

We advocate for the types of...

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