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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.


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Indicators of Early Childhood Development

Minnesota is home to nearly 338,000 children age 0-4.

Explore Minnesota Compass data on young children
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