CT KIDS COUNT is one of 50 state-level KIDS COUNT projects*, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and staffed by CAHS. The Connecticut project is a public education and advocacy campaign that provides reliable, comprehensive, timely data and analysis on how well Connecticut’s children are doing at the state and local levels. CT KIDS COUNT is known for its positive influence on decision-making and its success in moving important issues into the public arena. By linking data with sound policy analysis, CT KIDS COUNT makes the case that social, economic, education, and health policies can’t be developed and implemented in isolation, as they have far-reaching effects on the lives of all children across the state. Our analyses demonstrate to policymakers and the public that in order to maintain a healthy Connecticut, we must work to improve family well-being as much as we work to improve the state’s economic well-being.
CT KIDS COUNT produces a number of publications, including a biennial data book and annual policy briefs and reports that explain the real-life implications of policymakers’ decisions on children and families. Our publications focus on topics about family economic security, health, education, safety, economic development, and workforce education and skill development. CAHS is one of the original 10 organizations to be named a KIDS COUNT grantee. All of our KIDS COUNT data, current and past, is posted on the KIDS COUNT Data Center. Our latest data book is available Here.