MassBudget is home to KIDS COUNT in Massachusetts, a national and state-by-state effort funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track and improve the well-being of children across the United States.
From the time our children are born, we imagine a bright future for them: a solid foundation of education and development in their early years, excellent health care, high school graduation, a good college education and a career path that launches them toward lifelong achievement and economic self-sufficiency. As parents, nothing will stop us from doing everything within our power to make that happen. And as Americans, our concern extends beyond our own doorsteps.
Over the past several years, Massachusetts has expanded its efforts to improve the emotional well-being of our youngest children. Massachusetts is way ahead of other states in developmental screenings for young low-income children, according to a newly-released report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
This KIDS COUNT policy report details how 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.
MassKidsCount.org is a group blog that brings together leading voices in child advocacy and public policy research to present a fuller picture of the ways we can help children reach their potential.
One of the most important things we do through our government is help children grow and thrive. MassBudget's Children's Budget provides information and analysis of the many programs in the Massachusetts state budget which affect children.
The heart of KIDS COUNT is the KIDS COUNT Data Center, which gives you access to the latest data on child well-being across Massachusetts and all fifty states.
The 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States. In addition to ranking states on overall child well-being, the Data Book ranks states in four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community.
All Reports About Kids
September 19, 2013 | READ ONLINE | KIDS COUNT
June 24, 2013 | PDF | KIDS COUNT
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