Nurture Connection, conceived by Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), promotes the life-enhancing impacts of positive emotional connection between babies and toddlers and their parents and caregivers. By supporting strong, positive, and nurturing relationships, we can provide a road map to healthier, resilient, and more connected communities.
About Nurture Connection
Mission, Vision, Values
Nurture Connection believes in the life-affirming power of human connection. We are committed to building a world in which emotional connection between people — starting with positive relationships in the earliest years of our lives — is understood and recognized as being vital to our lifelong health and flourishing.
Our leadership is guided by our rallying cry of building a “community of communities.” We are driven to build connections — among people, ideas, and efforts. Our networked and engaged movement is bringing together allies and partners working side by side as the engine to drive the equitable and necessary progress we want to see for our children, families, and communities.
Early Relational Health (ERH)
Early Relational Health — or the state of emotional well-being that grows from the positive emotional connection between babies and toddlers and their parents and caregivers when they experience strong, positive, and nurturing relationships with each other — is critical to creating healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities.
Join Nurture Connection
Community by community, we are building a networked and engaged movement in partnership with parents and families.
Through our collective commitment and effort, we can make sure that every child is cared for and valued, every family is supported and heard, and every community is made stronger through positive and enduring emotional connection.