Kids Count Alaska is part of a nationwide program, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, to collect and publicize information about children’s health, safety, and economic status. We pull together information from many sources and present it all in one place. We hope this site and our book give Alaskans a broad picture of how the state’s children are doing and provides parents, policymakers, and others interested in the welfare of children with information they need to improve life for children and families.
What’s it take to help children succeed in the first eight years? The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released a new policy report: The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success. This KIDS COUNT policy report details how a child’s early development from birth through age 8 is essential to making an effective transition into elementary school and for long-term academic achievement.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released the 2013 National Kids Count Data Book.