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April 4, 2012
2012 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook Released
2012 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook

On Monday, April 2, 2012, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released its 18th annual report on the well-being of Rhode Island's children at a policy breakfast attended by over 500 people, including Governor Lincoln Chafee, the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation, General Assembly leaders, community leaders and policymakers from education, health and human services. 

The 2012 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook charts improvements and declines in the well-being of children and youth across the state and in each of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns and provides the latest available statistics on 67 different aspects of children's lives, from birth through adolescence. 

Quick links to Factbook sections:

Family and Community
Economic Well-Being

New England and U.S. Rankings

Click to read news coverage by the Providence Journal, Rhode Island Public Radio, Go Local Prov and Latino Public Radio,or view the photo gallery.

To order a complete hard copy of the full report, download and mail the Factbook Order Form or call (401) 351-9400. The cost of the Factbook is $21.40 ($20 plus tax); discounts for bulk purchases are available.

Autism Lecture to Focus on Early Detection and Intervention
2012 Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture

Dr. Geraldine Dawson, Chief Science Officer of Autism Speaks, will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture on Child and Youth Behavior Development, sponsored by Brown University's Center for the Study of Human Development and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT. In her presentation, Dr. Dawson will discuss the state of science surrounding autism and future directions in early detection and intervention, with a focus on the infant-toddler period.


The lecture will be held at Brown University (Salomon 001) on Tuesday, May, 1, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Contact Amy Lanctot at [email protected] for more information.

Child Care Awareness Day to be Held Next Week

New Data on Children's Health Insurance Coverage

The Permanent Legislative Commission on Child Care is hosting its 1st Annual Child Care Day at the Rhode Island State House on Thursday, April 12, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the speaking program beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Rotunda.

The event will highlight Rhode Island organizations and programs that provide high-quality care and education to children and will inform the public about the work of the Permanent Legislative Commission on Child Care.

Representative Grace Diaz, Chairwoman of the Commission, will lead the speaking program, which will be followed by a children's presentation.

For more information, contact Roberta Cicille-DiMezza at [email protected].

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