More Measures

Looking for more data? We've identified these links to useful early childhood-related data sets and data-rich sites.

Child Safety

Compendium of National Juvenile Justice Data Sets, US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
An online resource that provides juvenile justice data, intended as an aid to investigations of juvenile offending, victimization, and contact with the juvenile justice system. The data sets include, but are not limited to, the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System Child File and the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being. Data sources include official records and self-report data from surveys.

North Dakota KIDS COUNT Fact Book
In its annual Fact Book and Statewide Profile publications, North Dakota KIDS COUNT reports on Safety and Risky Behaviors including child abuse and neglect, children impacted by domestic violence, and juvenile court data. Additional data, including trend data, are available at the national KIDS COUNT Data Center.

Early Care and Education

North Dakota Child Care Data ReportsChild Care Aware of North Dakota
Availability and cost of childcare - Child Care Aware of North Dakota provides the average cost of licensed child care by county. They also provide data on children potentially needing care, referral requests, and types of licensed early childhood programs, capacity, and enrollment.

State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, The Bureau of Labor Statistics
Early childhood worker wages - The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides estimated mean hourly and annual wages for child care workers, pre-school teachers, kindergarten teachers and early childhood program administrators for North Dakota. To view, reference the section titled "Education, Training and Library Occupations".

Special Education Data and Reports, North Dakota Department of Public Instruction – Annual Performance Reports that include data on outcomes for children with disabilities.

KIDS COUNT Data CenterNorth Dakota data on Early Childhood Education indicators (e.g., children enrolled in early education, Head Start enrollment, children who received developmental screening, children under 6 years old whose family members read to them less than 3 days a week).

Economic Well Being

National Center for Children in Poverty
Provides demographic profiles on the characteristics of children on poor and low-income families. It provides also a comprehensive North Dakota Early Childhood Profile. This profile highlights North Dakota's policy choices alongside other data related to the well-being of young children.


Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health
Features national and state-based data on over 100 indicators from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN). Topics in the NSCH include health status, obesity, mental and oral health, medical homes, family impacts on health, and neighborhood context, among others. Topics in the NS-CSHCN include prevalence of special health care needs; health insurance coverage; access to, affordability and adequacy of care; the impact of the child’s condition on other areas of life; etc. Breakdowns are available by age, sex, race/ethnicity and poverty level.

Division of Vital Records
The ND Division of Vital records reports birth and infant death data such as birth and low birth weight data as well as infant, neonatal, fetal, and perinatal deaths (number and rates), including trend data, in the Vital Events annual summaries.

March of Dimes Peristats
PeriStats is developed by the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center and provides access to maternal and infant health data for the United States and by state.

National Immunization Survey (NIS)
The NIS is a large, on-going survey of immunization coverage among U.S. pre-school children. It provides national, state, and local childhood vaccination coverage.

National Vital Statistics System
The National Vital Statistics System provides birth data, fetal and infant death data, and maternal and infant health data.

Pregnancy and birth data: the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
PRAMS is a surveillance project of the CDC and state health departments. PRAMS collects state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy.

VitalStats – Births
VitalStats provides many prebuilt tables, at both national and subnational levels, to customize and chart, map or export.

Comprehensive Early Childhood Measures

Child Trends DataBank
Developing, using, and sharing child well-being indicators is the backbone of Child Trends’ work. Child Trends examines the full spectrum of child well-being, including health, socio-emotional development, education, and civic engagement, as well as the settings of children's lives. Through the Child Trend DataBank, they examine and monitor over 100 indicators that focus on both risk and positive development, and consider the application of the indicators in research, policy, and practice.

KIDS COUNT Data Center
The KIDS COUNT Data Center provides high-quality data and trend analysis. Contains state- and city-level data for more than 100 measures of child well-being.

​North Dakota KIDS COUNT is a state and county-by-county effort to track the status of children in North Dakota. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, North Dakota KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local and state discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.



Young Child Risk Calculator

Young Child Risk Calculator
The risk factors used in this tool developed by the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) are known to increase the chance of poor health, school, and developmental outcomes for young children. Economic hardship paired with any of the listed risk factors may indicate a greater chance of poor outcomes. Children with three or more risks are exceptionally vulnerable. Information about the prevalence of young children (i.e., under age 3, ages 3 through 5, or under age 6) experiencing these risks can inform policies aimed at improving outcomes for vulnerable children and reducing the number of children experiencing early risks.

North Dakota Compass

Center for Social Research
North Dakota State University

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Wilder Research

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