GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn - In early childhood brain development occurs more rapidly than during any other stage of human life. In fact, 80 percent of brain growth occurs between ages 0-3. In Minnesota, that means 275,000 children are in this critical stage of development at any given time.

Children’s Minnesota is committed to building greater awareness about the importance of this time in a child’s life and to identify collaborative methods to reach more children in those foundational years. Visit to learn more. You can also visit to learn more about the importance of 0-3 and early childhood development.