What is KIDS COUNT in Delaware?
KIDS COUNT in Delaware is part of a nationwide network funded by the
Annie E. Casey Foundation which raise public awareness and
accountability for the condition of kids and families by: (1) measuring
and reporting on the status of children, and (2) using that information
creatively to inform public debate and strengthen public action on
behalf of children and families within the state. To that end, KIDS
COUNT in Delaware grantees engage in a wide variety of public awareness
activities including the annual publication of data-driven products that
examine the status of children and families in the state. For more
information about KIDS COUNT activities in other states, please refer to
the KIDS COUNT contact list.
How can I get a KIDS COUNT in Delaware Fact Book?
Our annual Fact Book provides community-level information on child
well-being grouped into categories of health and health behaviors;
educational involvement and achievement; family environment and
resources; and community environment and resources. The Fact Book is available online on our Publications page.
Where can I get services for my child in Delaware?
KIDS COUNT in Delaware is a policy focused, capacity building program and does not provide
direct services. For information and referral services, contact the
Delaware Information Helpline at 2-1-1
What does KIDS COUNT in Delaware try to accomplish?
By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child
well-being, KIDS COUNT in Delaware seeks to enrich local and state
discussions of ways to secure better futures for all children. It is
intended to gauge the seriousness of the problems facing children, and
to guide the policy trends and goals on behalf of children. Put simply:
KIDS COUNT exists to measure child outcomes and contribute to public
accountability for those outcomes, resulting in a model for data-driven
advocacy for children, their families, and their communities.
What has been the impact of KIDS COUNT in Delaware?
The KIDS COUNT in Delaware publications have received extensive media
coverage and provided grist for a broad range of editorial opinion on
improving the lives of children. KIDS COUNT in Delaware has also been
the catalyst for public and private initiatives to improve children's
lives. Like the Annie E. Casey Foundation, we believe that the more the
public knows about the needs and problems of coming generations, the
more likely we are to find the resolve, the resources, and the
strategies for effectively addressing them.
How do I cite KIDS COUNT in Delaware data?
Permission to copy, reprint, or otherwise distribute KIDS COUNT in
Delaware data is granted as long as appropriate acknowledgement is
given. When citing data from the Data Center website, please include our
Can I get someone from KIDS COUNT in Delaware to speak to my group?
KIDS COUNT in Delaware regularly presents data to our groups across the
state. If you are interested in having a KIDS COUNT Conversation, please
contact us .