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JUNE 2018

The Annie E. Casey Foundation Releases the 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book, a national and state-by-state report on child well-being, issued by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, finds that Rhode Island ranks 19th 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 the media release, view the KIDS COUNT Data Book page, the Rhode Island State Profile, or visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.


New Issue Brief - Working Parents, Child Care, and Paid Family Leave

Working Parents, Child Care, and Paid Family Leave in Rhode Island includes data and research on low-income working families as well as provide a deeper analysis of three key policies – child care assistance, paid family leave, and earned sick leave – that promote family economic security and children’s development and school readiness. The Issue Brief also includes recommendations on how to improve these policies to best support low-income working parents and their young children in Rhode Island. For more, please see the media releaserelease event Twitter activity, release event pictures, and Providence Journal coverage.

MAY 2018

Strolling Thunder Rhode Island

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, in partnership with ZERO TO THREE, organized a major advocacy event to bring approximately 40 Rhode Island families with babies and toddlers to the State House. Strolling Thunder Rhode Island took place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Please see the fantastic event pictures, Twitter activity, Capitol TV clipmedia release, and Kidoinfo coverage!

 

Strolling Thunder™ is the flagship advocacy event of the Think Babies™ campaign, part of a national campaign designed to bring attention to the many issues that affect what babies and families need to thrive. This year our focus is on the importance of high-quality child care for infants and toddlers.

The Factbook

The Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook tracks the progress of 71 Indicators, across five areas of child well-being. View the 2018 Rhode Island Kids Count 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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