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Texas Prenatal to Three Collaborative

Let’s make Texas the best place to be born.

During the critical period of brain development from prenatal care to age three, parents want and need the support of effective state policies. That’s why we’re working with the Texas Legislature and other state leaders to increase the number of infants and toddlers who are healthy, supported, and arrive at school ready to learn.

Welcome to the Texas Prenatal to Three Collaborative website! We believe Texas children and families are the future of our state, that’s why we must create legislative policies that give them the support they need. Whether you are a provider, advocate, business leader, equity leader, we hope you join us in making Texas the best place to be born!

100+

Over 100 organizations statewide join us in our mission that all Texas children are born healthy and have equitable access to health and early learning supports in their homes and their communities. Early childhood systems are aligned, coordinated, and well-funded to ensure young children and their families are healthy and thriving.

300K

We are making recommendations at the state-level to ensure that 300,000 Texas children have access to effective and well-funded programs.

2026

This strategic partnership aims to increase services to more then 400,000 infants, toddlers, and families by 2026 by focusing in three key areas described below. Click through and see how you can get involved!

Policy leaders are increasingly recognizing that the early years—particularly the period from the prenatal stage to age of 3—is the foundation for children’s future development. This period of time sets the foundation for the child and family’s future success as well as the future of our state.

With funding from the Pritzker Children’s Initiative and support from the National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers, TexProtectsTexans Care for Children, and Children at Risk have partnered to lead a strategic state legislative agenda that aligns with and enhances efforts across the state to assure Texas infants, toddlers, and their families get off to the strongest start.

Our Mission

That all Texas children are born healthy and have equitable access to health and early learning supports in their homes and their communities. Early childhood systems are aligned, coordinated, and well-funded to ensure young children and their families are healthy and thriving.

We welcome your involvement and support! To indicate your interest please contact us.

Jessica Trudeau, MPH

Director of Strategic Initiatives

jess@texprotects.org

Gloria Lerma

Communications Manager

gloria@texprotects.org