Research for Action and Outcomes

Health, maternal care, family life, economic security, and early care and learning—the first three years shape the future of every child’s life. The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center translates research on the best public investments into state policy actions that produce results for young children and society. Our team of researchers and nonpartisan policy experts works with policymakers, practitioners, and advocates to navigate the evidence of what works, set priorities, act with confidence, and analyze results for continuous improvement. We help connect the complex social, economic, and health needs of families that support effective child development in the earliest years—seeking effective policies for each and looking at how all can work together for the greatest impact.

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

PN-3 Policy-Research Exchange

A forum for early childhood stakeholders to exchange ideas and experiences to advance scholarship and evidence-informed policymaking

Building the Evidence Base

A prioritized research agenda, developed in collaboration with scholars and practitioners, to continue to build a strong and equitable prenatal-to-3 system of care