Minnesota ahead of the pack in some prenatal, early childhood policies

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Minnesota policies support expectant parents and young children more than other states, but there is still room for improvement, according to a team of Vanderbilt researchers. 

The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at Vanderbilt University evaluates how public policy measures impact child and family welfare. Reams of evidence show the earliest years are the most important in a child’s development, while early trauma or hunger can lead to costly social, health and economic problems well into adulthood.

Read the full article from Minnesota Reformer

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