Prenatal to Age 3: A Comprehensive, Racially Equitable Policy Plan for Universal Healthy Child Development

Prenatal to Age 3 highlights early childhood policies that confront racial equity. Focusing on Minnesota, the plan describes how to promote social, economic, health, and educational equity by broadening the state’s current early childhood public-policy focus on early education and service programs. Recommendations include funding efforts that promote positive early experiences; safe, stable, and nurturing relationships; economic security; and building upon assets and capacities of all families and communities. Prenatal to Age 3 is a plan for action. It acknowledges the reality that some children need more or different opportunities than others and it supports legislative agendas grounded in racial equity and opportunities for all children to succeed.