Minnesota is home to more than 330,000 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. 

Early childhood

Fast facts

330,000 young children

About 6% of the state’s population are children age 0-4.
6 %

118,000 young children of color

More than one-third of young children are children of color.
36 %

37,000 young children below poverty

More than 1 in 9 young children live below poverty.
12 %