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What's New

JUNE 2017

RI Ranks 29th in National Rankings for Child Well-Being

The 2017 edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book, a state-by-state report on child well-being issued today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, finds that Rhode Island ranks 29th in the nation for overall child well-being. The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book uses 16 indicators to rank each state across four domains — health, education, economic well-being and family and community —which represent what children need most to thrive. The report examines trends over a five-year period, as well as annual changes. For more information, please see our media release, and the full report.

MAY 2017

New Issue Brief!

Children of Incarcerated Parents in Rhode Island presents information on parental incarceration in Rhode Island, racial and ethnic disparities, and key strategies for meeting the unique needs of children with incarcerated parents and their families while a parent is incarcerated and after a parent is released from prison. For more information, please see the media release, Twitter activity, and release event pictures.

New Fact Sheets

Please see our newest Child Welfare Fact Sheet: Focus on Restoring Foster Care to Age 21; and our newest Early Learning Fact Sheets:  Focus on Head Start and State Pre-K and Focus on BrightStars.


APRIL 2017

The 2017 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook 

On Monday, April 10, 2017, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released the 2017 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook - its twenty-third annual report on the well-being of Rhode Island's children - at a policy breakfast attended by over 500 people, including the Governor, Congressional Delegation, and statewide and community leadership. For more information, please see the Executive Summary, media release, event pictures, Twitter activity, and media coverage


The Factbook

The 2017 Factbook 

The Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook tracks the progress of 72 indicators, across five areas of child well-being. View the 2017 Factbook

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT works to improve the health, safety, education, economic security, and development of Rhode Island’s children.


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