Early Childhood and Children
A child's early years set the stage for future success.
Wilder Research provides a picture of how children and their families in Minnesota are faring, with a special focus on low-income families. Study examples include the state of children's health and well-being, child care use, and evaluations of the effectiveness of Minnesota's early childhood system to provide equitable access, opportunities, and outcomes.
Economic Impacts of the Child Care Shortage in Northeastern MinnesotaThis study found $8.1 million of potential gains in household earnings if regional child care needs are met. Read the project »
Barriers to Participation in Minnesota's Early Childhood Home Visiting ProgramsResults from over 300 interviews with parents about their perceptions of and experiences with in-home parenting support programs in Minnesota. Read the project »
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Indicators of Early Childhood Development
The Risk, Reach and Resilience project presents indicators of early childhood development in Minnesota at the county level. The resource includes:
- Data on 12 economic, family stability, and health measures of potential risks to the well being of young children
- Coverage of 11 publicly funded programs serving the early learning, health, and basic needs of young children