Early childhood development

From birth to age three, we have a remarkable opportunity to influence the entire trajectory of a child’s life. We know that 80 percent of brain development occurs by age three. In Minnesota, that means 275,000 children are in this critical stage of development.

There is a growing body of scientific evidence that validates a focus on the earliest years of a child’s life as a way to drive better health outcomes and decrease opportunity gaps. Children Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is focused on building awareness of this critical time in a child’s life, public policy solutions, identifying methods to enhance clinical supports and building partnerships that provide needed support for families. Learn more about our early childhood development initiatives.


Please contact a member of our team if you’d like to learn more about our work.


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