The 2015 National Kids Count Data Book is here! Click to here download.

CT KIDS COUNT is one of 50 state-level KIDS COUNT projects*, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Hartford Foundation for Public Giving,  and staffed by CAHS. The Connecticut project is a public education and advocacy campaign that provides reliable, comprehensive, timely data and analysis on how well Connecticut’s children are doing at the state and local levels. CT KIDS COUNT is known for its positive influence on decision-making and its success in moving important issues into the public arena. By linking data with sound policy analysis, CT KIDS COUNT makes the case that social, economic, education, and health policies can’t be developed and implemented in isolation, as they have far-reaching effects on the lives of all children across the state. Our analyses demonstrate to policymakers and the public that in order to maintain a healthy Connecticut, we must work to improve family well-being as much as we work to improve the state’s economic well-being.

CT KIDS COUNT produces a number of publications, including a biennial data book and annual policy briefs and reports that explain the real-life implications of policymakers’ decisions on children and families. Our publications focus on topics about family economic security, health, education, safety, economic development, and workforce education and skill development. CAHS is one of the original 10 organizations to be named a KIDS COUNT grantee. All of our KIDS COUNT data, current and past, is posted on the KIDS COUNT Data Center. Our latest data book is available Here.

Kids Count Publications:

Kids Count National Data Book:
The 2015 National KIDS COUNT Data Book has been released! Connecticut ranked 6th overall in the 26th edition of the yearly publication. You can read the full report here. Connecticut’s performance on the 16 measured indicators is summarized here.
Kids Count Race for Results:
To learn out more about the racial disparities between Connecticut’s Black and Latino children and their white and Asian peers (which was a focus of our release event) you can review the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s April 2014 Publication, Race for Results. A CAHS blog post discussing the state’s performance on this new index is also available here.
Kids Count Two Generation Strategies:
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released a report focusing on two generation learning and education strategies to improve the lives of children. You can download the report here. CAHS and Connecticut Coalition on Children presented the report at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on November 12th. You can download the PowerPoint slides on the report as delivered by Sarah Griffin, Senior Consultant at the AECF here. Click here to see a video of the event.
*KIDS COUNT projects are also located in Washington, DC; Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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