News Category: early childhood

Release of First Evidence-Driven Policy Guide for Early Childhood Leaders from the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center

Sept. 15, 2020

Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap released September 15, 2020 at the National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit. Through comprehensive reviews of the most rigorous evidence available, the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center identified 11 effective solutions, including 5 effective policies and 6 effective strategies, that foster the nurturing environments infants and toddlers need and many of which, reduce longstanding disparities in outcomes among racial and ethnic groups and socioeconomic statuses.

Director Dr. Cynthia Osborne on The Do One Better! Podcast with Alberto Lidji

Aug. 31, 2020

Alberto Lidji, former Global CEO of the Novak Djokovic Foundation, hosts inspiring conversations with Presidents, CEOs, and leaders of outstanding organizations for an international audience.

2020 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap

Aug. 27, 2020

On September 15th, we are releasing the first annual Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap and state data profiles for the 50 states and DC.

Panel Announcement: National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit

Aug. 21, 2020

Join us at the inaugural Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit on September 15, 2020 to learn about why the prenatal to age 3 developmental period is so critical and which policies can best strengthen outcomes and reduce disparties from the start.

Speaker Announcement: National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit

Aug. 14, 2020

We're honored to have early childhood champions Governor Mike DeWine (Ohio) and Governor Lujan Grisham (New Mexico) join us at the inaugural National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit. Both leaders are deeply committed to getting their state's youngest children off to a strong start, and their perspectives are invaluable.

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SAVE THE DATE! National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit: Building a State Policy Roadmap to Strengthen the Earliest Years

April 10, 2020

The inaugural National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit: Building a State Policy Roadmap to Strengthen the Earliest Years will be held virtually on September 15, 2020 (updated). The Summit is hosted by the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at CFRP and will bring together state legislators, researchers, and early childhood stakeholders from across the country for timely discussion and the launch of the 2020 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap. Learn more.

Recorded Webinar | Prenatal-to-3: Translating the Science and Evidence to State Policy

Feb. 25, 2020

The science is clear that prenatal to age 3 is the most sensitive period for a child’s developing brain and body, building the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health. Having a strong start and the presence of strong caregiver-child relationships during this time are key to healthy development. What’s not as clear is how to translate that science to policies that strengthen equity and outcomes for kids.

New Project: Impact of the AVANCE Parent-Child Education Program on Student Outcomes

Oct. 25, 2018

The AVANCE Network operates several programs within the framework of a two-generation approach to whole family success. The largest of these is their Parent-Child Outcome Education Program, a program for parents and their children up to age 4. While the parents are in their own session learning about the importance of their role as a teacher and specific parenting skills, their children are taught school ready concepts and participate in stimulating activities.

The Evidence Base: Predictors of School Readiness

Aug. 13, 2018

Access to high-quality childcare betters outcomes in the following domains: neuro-typical brain development;1 reading and associated competencies (vocabulary, language performance, and emergent literacy);2 and social-emotional development (emotional understanding, social problem solving, and learning engagement).3,4 It yields the highest short and long-term benefits for low-income children relative to their higher-income peers.5,6,7