Early Head Start

Did you know state policies play an important role in reducing child maltreatment? Rapid neurological development makes children especially susceptible to harmful stressors, such as maltreatment, during the prenatal-to-3 period. Though we may expect prevention
State lawmakers face difficult choices about how to use scarce public resources. To ensure that investments have a big impact on young children, lawmakers often want to know—which policies actually work? The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact
Meadow Lakes Head Start, a preschool in Wasilla that has 45 students, will close down at the end of the year. Half of the students will move on to kindergarten and the rest will have
Maine ranked 18 out of 50 states and D.C. in amount of resources a working parent has available to support their family. Consider this scenario: a single parent with an infant and a toddler who works
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
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
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
Policies supporting early childhood help people meet their full potential, as well as facilitate economic growth. Tax credits reduce child poverty, paid family leave improves parents’ mental health, and Early Head Start programs enhance literacy
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