Today, the Pritzker Children’s Initiative announced the launch of the Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center at the University of Texas at Austin (UT).

The Impact Center will partner with states to help them create and implement systems that support infants, toddlers, and their families. Additionally, the Impact Center will facilitate connections between researchers and state policymakers to help states in program evaluation efforts and understanding academic research as they create policy. 

Research consistently shows that from birth to age three children experience rapid brain development, which lays the foundation for future learning and health. Ensuring that state policy makers have the tools they need in order to build systems to support infants, toddlers, and their families is critical to ensure that children are able to build that strong foundation. 

You can learn more about the Impact Center here.