One in six young children in Minnesota lives in poverty. Poverty early in life is associated with poorer outcomes in early language, cognitive development, and educational achievement. Stressors with associated living in poverty can affect children’s emotional, mental, behavioral, and physical health. Children who are raised in poverty are more likely to remain in poverty in adulthood.
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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