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 about the importance of the prenatal to age three developmental period.

Note: The Policy Impact Center will be transitioning to our new home at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College during the spring of 2022.
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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 Evidence and Equity

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