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Getting ready for school… 5 years in advance

In early childhood, physical, cognitive, emotional and social development occur at a rate that far exceeds any other stage of human life.

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Early childhood in America

“The Raising of America” is airing across the U.S. in an effort to spark a national discussion by exploring the history of policies that impact children’s earliest years.

Children’s Minnesota celebrates family advocacy in Washington, D.C.

In June, Children’s participated in the Children’s Hospital Association's Family Advocacy Day.

Minnesota House and Senate compromise leads to health care investments

The bill signed by Gov. Mark Dayton is one that satisfies most in the health and human services committee.

Children’s promotes “brain breaks” for kids in Minnesota schools

GoNoodle offers "brain breaks" as part of class curriculum. Children's Minnesota sponsors it in 336 Twin Cities-area elementary schools.

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World AIDS Day: Getting to zero

Learn Fatumata's story, the state of HIV and what Children's is doing in the fight against HIV.

Zeroing in on childhood obesity

The fact that September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month means that childhood obesity is well accepted as an epidemic in our country. Children’s Minnesota recently released a white paper that examined the issue of childhood obesity. The assessment revealed a startling conclusion from an obesity expert with the World Health Organization that “the die is cast by the age of five,” referring to the prenatal and early childhood determinants of a child’s likelihood of becoming obese.