Prenatal to Three Initiative (PN3)

​The Prenatal to Three Initiative (PN3) is the name for Illinois' opportunity to participate in a parallel process to the Initiative Pritzker Children's Initiative (PCI) planning states through the generosity of the Irving Harris, McCormick, and Stone Foundations. PCI supports states to develop a strategic policy agenda and implementation plan focused on prioritizing the expansion of high quality services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, beginning prenatal to three to get them on track for school success by age three. In Illinois, the policy agenda and implementation plan will seek to provide services to an additional 25% of Illinois' infant/toddler population (50,000 infants and toddlers) by 2023, and an additional 50% of low-income infant/toddler population by 2025 (100,000 low-income infants and toddlers). While Illinois could not be funded directly by PCI, Illinois was able to engage in all of the technical assistance and peer learning opportunities available. Fortunately, Illinois has long been a leader in prioritizing infants and toddlers, and this work will build from the work that already exists. Click here to view Illinois' Final PN3 Policy Agenda. 


PN3 Coalition Opportunity

The Illinois Prenatal to Three (PN3) Policy Agenda is a comprehensive, ambitious agenda to close the opportunity gap for our earliest learners. The PN3 Coalition is our collective effort to enact this Agenda. For more information, please see our PN3 Coalition Fact Sheet and Introduction to Illinois' PN3 Coalition VideoWe invite all who are interested to please complete the PN3 Coalition Interest Form, as we would love your support and involvement in this critical initiative. We will hold a meeting for all who have expressed interest after the holidays to inform, engage, and seek your input as we move forward. Additionally, we ask that you please share this opportunity and the PN3 materials with your networks. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the team at IllinoisPN3@startearly.org.


PN3 Resources