2022 Summit Registration Now Open


2022 National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit

Thursday, October 13, 1-4pm CT / 2-5pm ET
Virtual and free


The first three years of rapid brain development have the most powerful impact on every person’s life. On October 13, be one of the first to hear the latest research on the most effective policy actions state leaders can take to help babies and families get off to a healthy start and thrive. Join thousands of national and state leaders, scholars, and practitioners virtually for the preeminent summit on the prenatal-to 3 period.

The third annual Summit will be the best yet, featuring:

  • The first look at the new 2022 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap — an unparalleled progress report on the best state investments (see 2021 Roadmap);
  • Nationally-recognized speakers like Elliot Haspel, author of Crawling Behind: America’s Child Care Crisis and How to Fix It; and
  • Policymakers from states that have made laudable progress getting parents back into the workforce, improving parent and child health, and creating nurturing environments for children.

All are welcome. Registration is free.

In the meantime, check out one of our core resources: Why Do We Focus on the Prenatal-to-3 Age Period?: Understanding the Importance of the Earliest Years

Contact pn3center@vanderbilt.edu with questions.


A refundable state earned income tax credit (EITC) of at least 10 percent of the federal credit is one of 12 evidence-based policies included in our 2023 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap, which details states’ progress
Cynthia Osborne discusses the work of the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center, which focuses on building the evidence base for effective state policies to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, and their families. Read the full article
Vanderbilt University’s Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center (PN-3) just issued its annual State Policy Roadmap, exploring ways that the states (and D.C.) can improve conditions so infants and toddlers can thrive. The Roadmap focuses on 12 solutions shown