Friday, July 8, 2016

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E Casey Foundation has come out with the 2016 Kids Count Data book. Wisconsin is ranked in the top 13, while Minnesota is ranked number one overall in childhood well-being. There's some good data in here to help support the work we are doing—particularly with early childhood of course, but also serving teens and school aged children living in poverty.

"The foundation of brain architecture and subsequent lifelong developmental potential are laid down in a child’s early years.31 High-quality prekindergarten programs for 3- and 4-year-olds play an important role in preparing children for success and lead to higher levels of educational attainment, career advancement and earnings. Although Head Start and the expansion of state funded programs since the 1990s have greatly increased access to preschool and kindergarten,32 many children, especially 3-year-olds, continue to be left out, exacerbating socioeconomic differences in educational achievement."

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