The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 compares national and state-by-state data on the well-being of infants and toddlers in the domains infants and toddlers need to thrive: Good Health, Strong Families, and Positive Early Learning Experiences. Produced by Zero to Three, the report compiles nearly 60 indicators specifically for children ages 0 to 3 to measure progress across the three policy areas. This information can help states identify policy gaps and priorities. This year’s report found that nationally, 16% of infants and toddlers live in crowded housing, which is known to jeopardize development. States ranged from a low of 6% of babies living in crowded housing, to a high of 28%. Babies of color are two to three times more likely to experience crowded housing than their White peers; babies in low-income families are three times more than their higher income peers to live in crowded housing.
Access State of Babies Yearbook 2020 here.