Date: October 7, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central

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 – Register Here!


  • Top Takeaways from States – Through all the challenges of the past year, many states have remained committed and increased investments that strengthen systems impacting the prenatal to age 3 period (PN-3). Hear directly from state leaders about what actions they’ve taken and what lessons they’ve learned over this historic year.
  • 2021 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap Release – The annual Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap is the go-to guide for the field that details which specific state policies and strategies are most impactful on the PN-3 development period and where states are on each of them.  The new 2021 Roadmap has been streamlined and is packed with new data to incorporate into your work. We’ll highlight what’s changed for states this year and who to watch for more.
  • Same Family, Different Support – 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, fair work scheduling, and more.