Iowa Kids Count Data
The Iowa Kids Count Book is now available! You can download the document of may request a hard copy by contacting the Child and Family Policy center at 515-280-9027 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is current and trend data, is an easy readable format, and is a great tool for grant writing.
The First Eight Years
- a new policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation - details how investing in a child's early development is essential for effective transitions into elementary school and for long-term academic success.
New data show that 36% of children are on track in math, reading and science; 56% in their physical well-being; 70% in their social and emotional growth; and 74% in their level of school engagement. Children in low-income families and black and Latino children had worse outcomes in nearly all areas.
The report emphasizes the importance of investing in children in the early years and outlines several policy recommendations:
- Support parents so they can effectively care and provide for their children.
- Increase access to high-quality birth-through-age-8 programs.
- Develop comprehensive, integrated programs and data systems to address all aspects of children's development and to ease their transition to school-aged programs.
Download The First Eight Years for more information.