The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center is moving to Vanderbilt University!


Cynthia OsborneWe’re excited to announce that Dr. Cynthia Osborne will be joining the faculty of Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College of Education and Human Development effective January 2022. Dr. Osborne is the founder and director of the Child and Family Research Partnership and the national Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center. She has also served as the Associate Dean for Academic Strategies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs for the past 3½ years.

The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center will be moving with Dr. Osborne to Vanderbilt University where we will continue our evidence-driven work, including the annual Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap and the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Clearinghouse. The Policy Impact Center will transition to its new home at Peabody College during the spring of 2022. The Child and Family Research Partnership will be sunsetted, but the evaluation work will continue under the Policy Impact Center and specialize in building the evidence base on the most effective policies that states and implement to support the early childhood period of development.

The Peabody faculty is an interdisciplinary collective of world-class scholars including educators, psychologists, child development experts, sociologists, economists, political scientists, neuroscientists, philosophers, historians of education, and quantitative methodologists. They share a national reputation for excellence and a focus on creating opportunities and improving lives, especially for underrepresented and underserved populations. “Having the Peabody faculty as a resource will only strengthen the work of the Center,” said Dr. Osborne. “I’m looking forward to working collaboratively with them to enhance the College’s early childhood scholarship and impact on policy.” More to come!  We want to extend a special thank you to our clients, partners, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and The University of Texas at Austin for the steadfast support over the last ten years. While our reach and impact have grown beyond the boundaries of Texas, we will never forget that our roots are in the Lone Star State. 


Cynthia Osborne discusses the work of the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center, which focuses on building the evidence base for effective state policies to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, and their families. Read the full article
Vanderbilt University’s Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center (PN-3) just issued its annual State Policy Roadmap, exploring ways that the states (and D.C.) can improve conditions so infants and toddlers can thrive. The Roadmap focuses on 12 solutions shown
Paid family leave is one of 12 evidence-based policies in our 2023 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap, which details states’ progress toward adopting and implementing policies that effectively improve child and family wellbeing . As of