The 2010 Decennial Census missed 2.2 million young children ages 0-4, or one in 10 young children. If the Census had counted every child correctly, states would have received over a half billion dollars a year more in funding just from five federal programs. The undercount of young children has been growing for the last 40 years, and this trend may continue in 2020. The Count All Kids Campaign is developing tools that counties and Complete Count Committees can use to help count every child in their community.
On May 14, at 2 pm eastern, we will host a call with Deborah Stein, Network Director for the Partnership for America’s Children, and a leader of the Count All Kids Campaign. She will discuss:
Why counting all children helps them thrive
Which children are at risk of being missed in the Census, and why they are missed
What tools they are developing to improve the count of young children
What steps counties can take now and in 2020.