Minnesota is home to nearly 338,000 children age 0-4. A child's development in the early years sets the stage for future challenge or success in K-12 education and beyond. Investment in those important early years will pay back over a child's entire lifetime. Visit our early childhood risk, reach, and resilience section to see the data we track to better understand our youngest residents’ early development to ensure their long-term health and success.
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338,000 young children
About 6% of the state’s population are children age 0-4.
115,000 young children of color
More than one third of young children are children of color.
37,000 young children below poverty
More than one in ten young children live below poverty.