Research for Action and Outcomes

The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center translates the science of the developing child into the most effective policy actions and public investments for states. We help policymakers and leaders navigate the complex social, economic, and health needs of families and the evidence of what works to strengthen comprehensive prenatal-to-3 systems of care. The annual Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap shows where each state is on the most effective policies and strategies and how they can leverage multiple investments to impact child outcomes. Rigorous reviews of the evidence on state level policies and strategies can be found in the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Clearinghouse.

Learn more: Why Do We Focus on the Prenatal-to-3 Period?: Understanding the Importance of the Earliest Years

PN-3 Policy Clearinghouse

An ongoing inventory of rigorous evidence reviews of state-level policies and strategies that impact the prenatal to age 3 developmental period

PN-3 State Policy Roadmap

An annual policy guide grounded in evidence that provides states actionable solutions to improve outcomes for all young children