2021 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap

The Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap provides guidance to state leaders on the most effective investments states can make to ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive from the start. Grounded in the science of the developing child and based on comprehensive reviews of the most rigorous evidence available, the Roadmap provides detailed information on five effective policies and six effective strategies that foster the nurturing environments infants and toddlers need and that reduce longstanding disparities in opportunities and outcomes among racial and ethnic groups and socioeconomic statuses.

The Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap is an annual guide for each state to:

  • Implement the most effective state-level policies and strategies to date that foster nurturing environments and promote equity;
  • Monitor the state’s progress toward adopting and fully implementing these effective solutions; and
  • Measure the wellbeing of infants and toddlers in each state.

Access the Roadmap Below

The 2021 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap has been streamlined into a set of easy-to-access webpages. For each state and the US view, you can navigate using the side menu to access the summary page and also more detailed pages with data on each of the 5 policies, 6 strategies, outcomes, and a demographics. Go to the US view for an overall summary profile for each policy and strategy.

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