State Baby Facts from ZERO TO THREE

ZERO TO THREE recently updated their State Baby Facts, which tell the story about very young children in each state and the District of Columbia. For each state, there is a four-page infographic that presents infant and toddler data in the framework of good health, strong families, and positive early learning experiences – a great resource to use in engaging communities in conversations about the state of our youngest learners.

Right Start Michigan Report Released

On June 17, the Michigan League for Public Policy released its report Right Start Michigan 2014: Maternal and Infant Well-Being in Michigan’s Legacy Cities. This report looks at Michigan’s 15 largest cities, many of which have seen long-term economic decline, but also are home to a large share of Michigan’s young children. It includes information regarding the number of births in these cities, the percentage of these births to women of color, examines eight key measures of maternal and infant well-being in these 15 cities, and fact sheets that highlight these cities demographics and indicators. To read the report and see recommendations on what can be done to help create the likelihood for more positive outcomes for children in these cities, click here.