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! - Low Birth Weight Births in North Dakota. The March 2014 issue of Insights on Children focuses on the numbers and percentages of low birth weight births occurring in North Dakota, 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.
Now Available! - The First Eight Years: Building a Foundation for Lifetime Success. On Nov. 4, 2013, this policy report was released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. This report provides policymakers, advocates, and citizens with information on how to meet the needs of every child between birth through age eight through evidence based policy solutions.