|2011 Factbook Now Available|
The 2011 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook was released on April 4th at the annual Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook Breakfast. More than 500 leaders from across the state, including the Governor and the federal Congressional delegation, participated in the release event. View the photo gallery.
The 2011 Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook reports on 67 indicators of child well-being.View all indicators or view indicators in five areas critical to healthy child development:
Family and Community
Mail the order form for a hard copy of the 2011 Factbook or call 351-9400 for bulk orders at a discounted rate.
|Factbook Breakfast Keynote: Third Grade Reading Proficiency Matters|
Ralph Smith, keynote speaker at the Factbook Breakfast, emphasized third grade reading proficiency as a critical public policy goal that requires investments from birth to third grade. Third grade reading proficiency is a strong predictor of high school completion and future success in the workforce.
See media coverage from the Providence Journal, Providence Business News, GoLocalProv.com, the April 8th edition of the Warwick Beacon and the editorial in the April 15th edition of the Warwick Beacon.
|Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Director on National PBS Television Program|
|Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Executive Director Elizabeth Burke Bryant was recently featured on the national PBS television program called Need to Know on Friday, April 15th. Click this link to view the "How to Fix American Education" portion of the program where Elizabeth talks about the importance of Early Childhood Education (click on video and her remarks appear at 1:38 in the brief video presentation).|