Publications & Reports
 
 
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT collects and disseminates data on the well being of Rhode Island's children and advocates for and facilitates the development of responsive policies and programs. By conducting research, framing the issues, stressing their impact on children and communities, enlisting media coverage, and collaborating with key partners, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT educates policy makers and citizens.

The 2014 Legislative Wrap-Up reports on selected laws and budget appropriations affecting children in the areas of early learning, education, economic well-being, health, and safety considered in the Rhode Island General Assembly's 2014 Legislative Session.

Juvenile Justice in Rhode Island Issue Brief, June 2014

New Early Learning Fact Sheet Series
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT has published four Early Learning Fact Sheets. Each 2-page Fact Sheet focuses on a specific area within the early learning continuum, and provides the latest available data, key facts, and recommendations for each topic. Please click below to learn more about:
- The Child Care Assistance Program
- Early Head Start and Head Start
- The State Pre-K Program
- Full-Day Kindergarten

Help for Working and Unemployed Families Resource Sheet, May 2014 
Many working and unemployed families in Rhode Island are eligible for services and benefits to help support their families. Programs such as health insurance (RIte Care), child care subsidies, tax credits (EITC), nutrition assistance (SNAP and WIC) and cash assistance (RI Works) are available to families with low or moderate incomes. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT has released a fact sheet in English and Spanish, to help working and unemployed Rhode Island families access these services and benefits. If you would like hard copies of the publications, please email rikids@rikidscount.org.



Child Welfare Factsheet: Focus on Restoring Foster Care to Age 21, May 2014

Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters Issue Brief, May 2014

2014 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook

Child Welfare Factsheet: Focus on New Medicaid Coverage for Former Foster Youth - December 2013

Improving High School Graduation Rates in Rhode Island Issue Brief, November 2013

Young Children with Developmental Delays & Disabilities (Issue Brief), November 2013

RIte Care Results - November 2013



2013 Maternal and Child Home Visiting System Program Report - October 2013

Child Welfare Factsheet: Focus on Adoption - July 2013

2013 Legislative Wrap-Up - July 2013

Improving College Access and Completion in Rhode Island Issue Brief - June 2013

Child Welfare Factsheet: Focus on Young Children in the Child Welfare System - June 2013

Access to Early Learning Programs Issue Brief - April 2013

2013 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook



Child Welfare Factsheet: Focus on Young Children in the Child Welfare System - December 2012



Improving College Access and Success: Providence Youth Perspectives



RIte Care Results



Child Poverty in Rhode Island



Child Welfare Factsheet: Youth Aging Out of Foster Care