State of Babies Yearbook: 2019
For the first time, the State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 compares national and state-by-state data on the well-being of infants and toddlers.
The current state of babies tells an important story about what it is like to be a very young child in this country, and where we are headed as a nation. Far too many babies face persistent hardships—such as food insecurity, unstable housing and exposure to violence—that undermine their ability to grow and thrive.
To create a brighter future for all, we must implement policies based on science and budgets that make babies a priority.
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The State of Babies
of babies in the U.S. are children of color
of U.S. babies live in low-income families
Bright Spots for Babies
When it comes to helping our babies grow and thrive, some states offer models for others to follow. Learn how some states are implementing effective policy solutions to help infants and toddlers overcome early life challenges.