United States

GROUP PRENATAL CARE WHAT IS GROUP PRENATAL CARE AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? Group prenatal care is a model of prenatal care facilitated by a trained healthcare provider, and delivered in a group setting, which
COMMUNITY-BASED DOULAS WHAT ARE COMMUNITY-BASED DOULAS AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT? Community-based doulas are trained social service professionals who provide non-clinical emotional, physical, and informational support to birthing people, starting during pregnancy and continuing during
EVIDENCE-BASED HOME VISITING PROGRAMS WHAT ARE EVIDENCE-BASED HOME VISITING PROGRAMS AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT? Home visiting programs, which provide support and education to parents in the home through a trained professional (e.g., nurse or
EARLY HEAD START WHAT IS EARLY HEAD START AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded program serving pregnant women and infants, toddlers, and their caregivers in families with low
EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES WHAT ARE EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT? Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides funds for states to establish Early Intervention (EI) programs, which
Learn More Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap, assessment of states, data sources, and more. How do I use the new 2023 State Policy
12 EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS TO HELP CHILDREN THRIVE The prenatal to age 3 (PN-3) period is the most rapid and sensitive period of development, and it sets the foundation for long-term health and wellbeing. The science
ACCESS TO NEEDED SERVICES Ensuring access to the resources and services that parents and children need is foundational to building a prenatal-to-3 system of care. States provide a number of benefits and programs to children
DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS The characteristics of families vary considerably by state. A clear picture of the current demographic composition and characteristics of a state’s prenatal-to-3 population can help to inform policy leaders as to who is
PARENTS’ ABILITY TO WORK Irregular and unpredictable work schedules, lack of affordable child care, and limited access to paid time off can compromise a parent’s ability to maintain stable employment and earn enough income to