Looks at indicators and strategies for Minnesota's early childhood system. Presents data for 22 indicators of child and family health and well-being and system indicators of quality and access. Indicators represent four, overlapping themes: early learning, family support, health/mental health, and special needs/early intervention. The report also identifies a set of key strategies for improving outcomes for young children. A special analysis highlights disparities in income, race, and geography that adversely affect the health and well-being of Minnesota children under age 6 and their families.
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