October 7, 2021 | Virtual and Free

Join thousands of policymakers, scholars, and practitioners across the country to learn how to strengthen state policies that impact the foundational prenatal-to-3 development period, starting with rigorous evidence. We look forward to an exciting agenda and can't wait to share the new 2021 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap.

The National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit will be held virtually only on Thursday, October 7, 2021. There is no registration fee to attend.


  • 2021 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap Release – This past year has been one of the most challenging years in history. In response, many states made substantial investments in children and those who care for them. The new streamlined version of the second annual Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap provides updated data and policy progress for each state, and demonstrates how state policy actions impact states’ prenatal-to-3 systems of care.
  • Same Family, Different Struggles – State policy choices have a significant impact on the resources available to families. See the Roadmap come to life in a unique in-depth analysis of how a set of state policy choices leads to substantial variation in the resources available to a sample family of three – a single mother with an infant and a toddler, who works full time at a minimum wage job – based on the state in which they live.
  • On the Horizon – Through systematic, rigorous reviews of research, the Policy Impact Center works to identify which state investments best support the most sensitive and rapid period of a child’s developing brain and body. Hear about our newest reviews of the evidence on promising and innovative prenatal-to-3 policies and strategies, including the child allowance, baby bonds, fair work scheduling, and more.