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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.

Baby hands on number games

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.

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 Hospitals and Clinics of 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.

Healthy childhood development important for all

Healthy development happens in the home and in the community through relationships with families, friends and neighbors.

Bullied kids, bullies need our help

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and this year’s campaign has focused on one basic principle: “The end of bullying begins with me."

The first 1,000 days: Brains are built, not born

The first 1,000 days of life have the most pronounced impact on a person’s life-long health and well-being.

2014 Kids Count Data Book: It’s time we listen

The annual Kids Count Data Book reported good and bad news for Minnesota, and it’s time we paid attention to both.