Prenatal-to-3 State Policies and Strategies
The Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap provides guidance to state leaders on the most effective investments states can make to ensure all children 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 access and outcomes among racial and ethnic groups and socioeconomic statuses.
Each of the 11 effective solutions in the Roadmap are proven to impact at least one of the eight Prenatal-to-3 (PN-3) policy goals that define the conditions that children need to thrive. For each of the five policies, the evidence points to a specific policy lever that states can implement to impact outcomes. For the six strategies, the evidence clearly links the strategy to PN-3 outcomes, but the current evidence base does not provide clear guidance on how states should implement each strategy to positively impact outcomes.
Profiles for each policy and strategy provide:
- Extensive information on the impact that each solution has on the eight PN-3 policy goals;
- Policy choices that states can make to effectively implement the proven solutions;
- Progress states have made in the past year toward full and equitable implementation; and
- Dozens of data points to illustrate how states compare to each other in their generosity and reach of the policies and strategies.