KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families to inform programs and policy development to improve outcomes for children and families. Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota has been the KIDS COUNT grantee in Minnesota for more than two decades. As part of this project CDF-MN produces an annual Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book to share trends in child well-being and to foster discussion on data-driven solutions to improve child outcomes. CDF-MN also updates state and county level data on the KIDS COUNT Data Center (check it out at datacenter.kidscount.org).
2019 Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book: Navigating Systems for Children’s Well-being
The 2019 Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book entitled “Navigating Systems for Children’s Well-being” focuses on trends in key indicators of child and family well-being and highlights public policy that has improved or could improve outcomes for our youngest citizens and the entire state of Minnesota. The book talks about the need for public systems in Minnesota to build a more equitable set of programs that are accessible and culturally relevant to meet the needs of a generation of children and provide opportunities for all children to learn, grow and thrive.
The book includes state data indicators that reflect the well-being of Minnesota’s children and families. The data serve as benchmarks of child well-being for policymakers and citizens and help to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.
2019 KIDS COUNT Coffee Tour
Owatonna KIDS COUNT Coffee, February 28, 2020, 10:00 a.m., Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Northwest Hennepin KIDS COUNT Coffee, March 12, 2020, 8:30 a.m., Willow Lane Early Childhood Center, Brooklyn Center
Carlton County KIDS COUNT Coffee, May 7, 2020, 10:00 a.m., via Zoom
Check back for more KIDS COUNT Coffee Events or email Jennifer Bertram at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule one in your community.
National KIDS COUNT Data
Visit the KIDS COUNT website to view the online data center and national publications from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
KIDS COUNT Data Center and national publications
Count All Children in the 2020 Census
The Census is a questionnaire used to get a population count of everyone in the U.S. that occurs every 10 years, with the next census beginning in March 2020. It is more than just a nationwide headcount – the 2020 Census will be the foundation for all data in the U.S. for the next 10 years.