Parenting Infants and Toddlers Today: National Survey on Attitudes

June 9, 2010

What has a more powerful influence on how parents raise
their young children: the way they were raised or their faith? What
roles do professionals and friends play in shaping parents’ views on
childrearing? What impact is the economic downturn having on child care
arrangements for young families? 

These questions and more are addressed in this
survey of 1,615 parents of children from birth to 3 years conducted for ZERO TO
THREE by Peter Hart Research. The survey was designed to explore the
issues and challenges that parents of young children confront today, gaps in
knowledge about early development, sources of information and support to which
parents turn, and factors that influence their approaches to parenting.

Funded by MetLife Foundation, the research
includes an oversample of 200 African American and 200 Hispanic parents.

Check out the ZERO TO THREE survey page for the survey
findings and lots of other resources you can use in your work to support
babies, toddlers and their families.