North Dakota KIDS COUNT is a state and county-by-county effort to track the status of children in North Dakota. It is sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and supported by the Center for Social Research at North Dakota State University. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, North Dakota KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local and state discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.
Now Available! - The 25th Edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book. On July 22, 2014, the 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book was released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. This anniversary edition ranks states in key areas of child well-being. North Dakota was ranked 6th best in the nation. Learn more about North Dakota's children by downloading or ordering this new report.
Now Available! - Health Insurance Coverage Status for Children in North Dakota. The June 2014 issue of Insights on Children focuses on the percentage of children living in North Dakota without health insurance, by county. The Insights publication is a two-page fact sheet that is released quarterly by North Dakota KIDS COUNT.
Now Available! - Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children. On April 1, 2014, this policy report was released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report features the new Race for Results index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state level. The index is based on 12 indicators that measure a child’s success in each stage of life, from birth to adulthood, in the areas of early childhood; education and early work; family supports; and neighborhood context. The report also makes four policy recommendations to help ensure that all children and their families achieve their full potential.
Now Available! - Early Reading Proficiency in the United States. On January 28, 2014, this data snapshot was released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. This report provides policymakers, advocates, and citizens with information on why it's critical that all children become proficient in early reading regardless of their race, socioeconomic level, or where they live.