National KIDS COUNT Project

At the heart of the National KIDS COUNT Project's work is the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book and the KIDS COUNT Data Center: The best available resource on the economic, physical, educational and relational well-being of children and families in the United States.

In addition to the KIDS COUNT Data Center, the National Kids Count Project develops and distributes data-driven reports on key areas of child and family well-being and demographic trends, including its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book. Regularly garnering national attention, these publications allow child and family advocates, practitioners, policymakers, public officials and concerned citizens to focus on the needs of children and families, particularly those who are vulnerable and at risk for poor outcomes.

The National KIDS COUNT Project also provides technical assistance, support and opportunities to state KIDS COUNT organizations in an effort to enrich local and national discussions related to children and families with data and evidence.

The National KIDS COUNT Project is led by Laura Speer, a nationally recognized expert on the well-being of America's children and families.