Investing Early for Lifelong Success

The National Collaborative for Infants & Toddlers (NCIT), funded by the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, is committed to advancing promising policies and programs that ensure every parent has the support they need to give their children a strong start in life.

Assess Where You Live

Do you know how many infants are born in your state or community each year? To what extent are young children in your area on track for success in school and in life by age three? Have you created that foundation for success?

Use data to start understanding inequalities and to drive a strategy for action.

Many key data points are not yet available for children from prenatal to three—a problem that we and many others are working to solve. From data that is available, we have selected key points to help you explore early childhood health and development where you live.

Choose a State

Choose your state to begin to understand the profile of infants and toddlers in your area. For county data, select your county after selecting your state.

Many key data points are not yet available for children from prenatal to three—a problem that we and many others are working to solve. From data that is available, we have selected key points to help you explore early childhood health and development where you live.

Why We're Here

Building Strong Starts

When we support them in their earliest years, infants grow into healthy kids who are confident, empathetic, and ready for school and life—and our communities, workforce, and economy become stronger and more productive.

That's why NCIT is committed to advancing the most promising prenatal-to-three policies and programs to create and expand systems of support for families—reaching every mother and child at or before birth—and increasing access to affordable, high-quality infant and toddler child care and learning environments in settings that meet the varied needs of families.