KIDS COUNT Data Center and Data Book

Our signature resources tracking the well-being of children over time and across states in order to provide high-quality, unbiased information and encourage action on behalf of kids and families.

State pol­i­cy envi­ron­ments and bud­get con­straints make pro­tect­ing and expand­ing invest­ments in kids and fam­i­lies dif­fi­cult. Casey’s KIDS COUNT® (LA INFAN­CIA CUEN­TA™) data resources — the KIDS COUNT Data Cen­ter web­site and the annu­al KIDS COUNT Data Book — are crit­i­cal tools in help­ing advo­cates, non­prof­it lead­ers, fun­ders and pol­i­cy­mak­ers achieve tar­get­ed pol­i­cy wins, deliv­er more effec­tive pro­grams and allo­cate funds most appropriately. 

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Featured KIDS COUNT Data

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2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Data Book provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States. We rank states on overall child well-being and in four domains.

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Race for Results

The new Race for Results Index compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels.

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The First Eight

A child’s early development from birth through age 8 is essential to making an effective transition into elementary school and for long-term academic achievement.