Project For Babies Educates Legislators on the Importance of Prenatal - 3 in Three States
Public Engagement & Political Will Building
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ZERO TO THREE Policy Center state updates
The Project for Babies has helped legislators and other state and community leaders in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota understand the science of early childhood development and its implications for policy. The Project’s goal is to improve the health and developmental outcomes for very young children, with special attention to the impact of early experiences and relationships on the life course. Project staff incorporate many strategies to achieve this goal: hosting meetings on research and policy for state legislators and agency staff, conducting studies on the wellbeing of infants and toddlers in the region, and convening dialogues with state and community stakeholders to explore ways of integrating the science into programs, practice, and systems change.