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
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 the postpartum period. Rigorous research indicates that community-based doula services are
CHILD AND FAMILY OUTCOMES Based on the science of the developing child, we have identified 20 outcome measures to track the overall health and wellbeing of infants and toddlers and their parents. Each outcome is
Effective policies and strategies to impact this goal include: Comprehensive Screening and Connection Programs Early Head Start Early Intervention Services Expanded Income Eligibility for Health Insurance Group Prenatal Care Paid Family Leave State Minimum Wage
State leaders have a wide array of policy levers to consider when crafting state policies known to support the prenatal-to-3 period. To ensure that a policy has its intended impact on infants, toddlers, and their
You may know our signature publication, the Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap, which provides states with actionable, evidence-based policy solutions to support young children and their parents. But did you know that the Roadmap is just
We released our 2022 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap in October which provides guidance to state leaders on the most effective investments states can make to ensure all children thrive from the start. Below, you’ll find
Resources to support research on state policies that improve early childhood development and wellbeing Nashville, TN — The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center is proud to announce a generous $300,000 multi-year grant from the Esther A.