Babies Are Born With Unlimited Potential
The story of America’s babies has never been more important.
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2022 makes clear that our nation’s systems have not ensured all babies have the supports they need to thrive. A nation that tolerates grave disparities and does not prize equity cannot be strong in the long term.
Using the State of Babies Yearbook to Illuminate the Social Determinants of Health for Infants and Toddlers
This report uses State of Babies Yearbook data to cast light on the Social Determinants of Health specifically for babies and their families, providing policymakers and practitioners with a robust picture of the level of economic and social resources available to our nation’s babies.
By the Numbers
The State of Babies
The state where a child is born and lives during their first three years makes a big difference in their chance for a strong start in life. See how your state stacks up—and where significant disparities exist in the opportunities available for babies.
Virtual Summits and Webinars
This year, experts and advocates came together to discuss the impacts of economic security, child care, and maternal and child health on the well-being of infants and toddlers. Families from across the nation also shared their experiences raising little ones during the pandemic.
TANF at 25: Poverty Remains High Among the Nation’s Babies, But Few are Assisted
This fact sheet takes a look at the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in its 25th year and its role in the lives of babies in poverty.
The State of Child Care for Babies: The Need to Do Better for Our Youngest Children
This policy brief takes an in-depth look at the current state of the nation’s child care system and the importance of quality care for early development; and p…
Social Determinants of Health for Infants and Toddlers
The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) for infants and toddlers shape development from the start, with life-long consequences. Babies’ rapid early developmen…
Using the California State of Babies Yearbook 2022 Data to Illuminate the Social Determinants of Health for Infants and Toddlers
Join experts from ZERO TO THREE and The Children’s Partnership on December 14th, 2022, as we discuss the Social…
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State of Babies Yearbook: 2022
The State of Babies Yearbook bridges the gap between science and policy with national and state-by-state views of how America’s babies and their families are faring.
To learn more, read the Executive Summary and Indicator Dictionary, and explore the State Profiles.