In 2012, nearly 8 percent of all Minnesota births were to mothers who have not completed high school. Mothers without a high school degree often experience financial strain, which can affect their mental health, level of stress, and parenting quality. These factors are linked to child behavior problems and lower performance on standardized tests related to school readiness.
Minnesota Early Childhood Risk and Reach was developed by the University of Minnesota (Harris Training Programs in the Center for Early Education and Development) and Wilder Research in partnership with the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, and Human Services.
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