Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn, Project Coordinator, Laura@LaCroixDalluhnConsulting.com
Nancy Jost, Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bharti Wahi, Co-Chair, BWahi@ChildrensDefenseFund.com
Minnesota’s future prosperity depends on the well-being of every family, every infant, and every young child. Healthy child development is fundamental to the overall wellbeing of every Minnesotan. Understanding the developing human brain, which begins before birth and continues into adulthood, is key. Early experiences, within the context of families literally shape how the brain gets built and has long-term consequences on future health and wellbeing.
We believe targeted policy opportunities aimed at those who experience racial, economic, and geographic inequities will ensure the first 1000 days of life include quality experiences for infants, toddlers, and their families.
2020 Policy Platform
Minnesota’s Prenatal to Three Coalition strives to ensure all children will have healthy births and supportive mothers, fathers, families and communities with resources to develop, grow, and flourish without being defined by one’s income, race, ethnicity or zip code.
Minnesota's Prenatal to Three Coalition is working in partnership with key early childhood advocates to prioritize the following legislative and administrative positions in 2020.
Minnesota's Prenatal to Three Coalition supports a broad array of policy issues aimed at those who experience racial, economic and geographic inequities.
The Minnesota Prenatal to Three Coalition through its many partners collectively saw a number of important successes for Minnesota’s infants, toddlers, and young families across the state.
Our life outcomes begin to take shape before we are born and are influenced by the dynamic interplay of cumulative experiences, which are buffered by relationships.
Infants, Toddlers, and Young FamiliesAccess county-level data on issues impacting children and families birth to age five. Download data for all 87 counties and search for counties alphabetically.
It is believed, this fact sheet is the first time statewide data on American Indian children and families in Minnesota is available. Data on American Indian infants, toddlers, and young families are often missing from data reports due to the small size they represent in Minnesota’s overall population. Unfortunately, when data is absent, it is impossible to make meaningful policy decisions positively impacting children and families. The Prenatal to Three Coalition is pleased to partner with Indigenous Visioning to make this fact sheet possible. Learn more at www.indigenousvisioning.com
Data on American Indian infants, toddlers and young families was collected through separate entities such as Tribal Governments, Counties, State agencies and Federal agencies. Citation for each data point reported can be found on this document. Please contact the Prenatal to Three Coalition coordinator or Indigenous Visioning for more information.
Additional data and resources on infants, toddlers, and families with young children can be found through key partners. Click on the names below to access their website and resources.
Minnesota's PN-3 Coalition is co-chaired by Nancy Jost of West Central Initiative and Bharti Wahi of Children’s Defense Fund of Minnesota and coordinated by Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn of LaCroix-Dalluhn Consulting. Supporting organizations work together to build awareness about these important years and work collaboratively to increase smart investments for infants, young children, and their families.
PN-3 Coalition meets the second Friday of the month from 9:30-11:30 AM. Join us in person or online via Zoom.
- March 13, 2020
- April 10, 2020
- May 8, 2020
- June 12, 2020
- July 10, 2020
- August 14, 2020
- September 11, 2020
- October 9, 2020
- November 13, 2020
- December 11, 2020