State of Babies Yearbook: 2020
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 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. By nearly every measure, children living in poverty and children of color face the biggest obstacles, such as low birthweight, unstable housing, and limited access to quality child care.
To create a brighter future for all, we must implement policies based on science and budgets that make babies a priority.
*Please note: As of June 18, 2020, the Full Yearbook PDF and individual State Profile PDFs have been updated to ensure consistency of data across all web and downloadable materials.
This year’s virtual release took place on June 11, 2020. ZERO TO THREE’s Chief Policy Officer, Myra Jones-Taylor, CEO of Robin Hood, Wes Moore, and families from across the nation came together to discuss the importance of Good Health, Strong Families, and Positive Early Learning Experiences—three key impact areas represented in the State of Babies Yearbook.
of babies in the U.S. are children of color
of U.S. babies live in low-income families
Spotlight: Health Equity for Babies
By nearly every measure, children of color face the biggest obstacles, such as low birthweight, unstable housing, and limited access to quality child care. The harmful and life-altering effects of these disparities begin even before they’re born.