Integrated Student Supports in Schools May Boost Lifetime Incomes for Students in Families with Low Incomes
Child Trends, December 2022, 1 pp.
“Soft skills” are important for human capital development and workforce success. Nevertheless, a soft skills “gap” is noted by many employers. This white paper recommends a research-based set of key soft skills that increase the chance that youth ages 15–29 will be successful in the workforce. more info >
America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, October 2022, 33 pp.
Reports data on a set of indicators of child well-being. Indicators included are in the categories of family and social environment, economic categories, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. This is an annual report. more info >
NAEP Long-Term Trend Reading and Mathematics Age 9 Highlights Report
U.S. Department of Education, September 2022, 1 pp.
Describes selected results from long-term trend (LTT) reading and mathematics assessments, providing insight into the performance of age 9 students in reading and mathematics, as well as data from students and school administrators about the widespread disruptions in learning that occurred during the 2020−2021 and 2021−2022 school years. more info >
Kids Count Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being
Annie E. Casey Foundation, August 2022, 50 pp.
This annual report provides data on 10 indicators of child well-being, by state and for the U.S. States are ranked on each indicator and compared to previous years. more info >
The State of America's Children
Children's Defense Fund, December 2021, 86 pp.
A compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. Report is compiled annually. more info >
Out-of-School Time Report
National Recreation and Park Association, November 2021, 22 pp.
This study examines how park and recreation programs are making a difference in the lives of their communities’ youth and highlights some challenges to delivering these programs. more info >
Children in the States Factsheets
Children's Defense Fund, September 2021
Fact sheets for each state that provide basic stats and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk. more info >
Reviewing the Research Base from 1985-2020: Infant and Toddler Child Care and At-Risk Children’s School Readiness
University of Virginia, July 2021, 64 pp.
This report reviews research on infant and toddler child care conducted since roughly 1985, looking particularly at studies highlighting the roles subsidized care, child care quality, and different programmatic inputs can play in supporting the school readiness of young children considered to be at-risk for poor developmental outcomes. more info >
North Dakota KIDS COUNT Fact Book
North Dakota KIDS COUNT, October 2019, 219 pp.
Provides North Dakota state, region, and county-level data on child well-being, including demographics, family and community, economic well-being, education and early care, health, and safety and risky behaviors. more info >
Preparing the Future Workforce: Early Care and Education Participation among Children of Immigrants
The Urban Institute, March 2019, 38 pp.
Children of immigrants will make up a critical share of our nation’s future workforce but are less likely than other children to participate in early education programs known to support school readiness and long-term productivity. This study describes the characteristics and enrollment of children of immigrants in early education programs. more info >
Universal Approaches to Promoting Healthy Development: The Future of Children Spring 2019
The Brookings Institution and Princeton University, March 2019, 270 pp.
Includes a variety of articles that look at how society can best support parents, beginning early in their children's lives, describing several ways that local communities have tried to provide such support by implementing new interventions, reforming existing systems of care, and improving the coordination and planning of services. more info >
Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, October 2017, 52 pp.
Presents the Race for Results Index, a collection of data presented by racial and ethnic groups and by state. Indicators address early childhood, academic achievement, teen parenting, higher education, and family characteristics. more info >
Toward A More Equitable Future: The Trends and Challenges Facing America's Latino Children
National Council of La Raza, September 2016, 52 pp.
This data book offers an overview of national and state-level trends in the characteristics and well-being of Hispanic children. It shows that while Latinos have made important gains in several key areas of well-being in the last decade, Hispanic youth continue to lag behind white youth on other key social and economic indicators. more info >
Arts-Based Programs and Art Therapies for At-Risk, Justice-Involved, and Traumatized Youths
National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, February 2016, 9 pp.
This report focuses programs and art therapies for at-risk, justice-involved, and traumatized youths, exploring recent research on arts-based programs and arts therapies. Programs were considered arts-based if at least one of the main components was an arts-related activity, or if there was a deliberate use of arts in the program to bring about a change in behavior. more info >
2015 Childhood Needs Assessment of the Bismarck-Mandan Metro Area, North Dakota
North Dakota State University Center for Social Research, January 2016, 83 pp.
Presents demographic, child development, school readiness, and academic achievement data for children of Bismarck and Mandan. The report is in conjunction with the MSA United Way adoption of a Community Impact Model, a national movement across the United Way system. more info >
The impact of youth development programs on student academic achievement
National Collaboration for Youth, March 2011, 8 pp.
This brief cites evaluations and profiles of a sample of diverse community-based programs that affect student performance and reduce negative outcomes. more info >
Kids Count North Dakota
North Dakota KIDS COUNT is a statewide resource for data on the well-being of children in North Dakota, addressing six domains: demographics, health, education, family and community, economic well-being, and safety. more info >