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 1 in 10 young children live below poverty.