KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the United States. By providing high-quality data and trend analysis, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children — and to raise the visibility of children’s issues through a nonpartisan, evidence-based lens.  At the national level, the project develops and distributes reports on key areas of well-being, including the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, which uses the best available data to measure the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children state by state.  The Foundation also funds a national network of state-level KIDS COUNT projects, including Vermont KIDS COUNT, that provide a more detailed, county-by-county picture of the condition of children.

Voices for Vermont’s Children is Vermont’s KIDS COUNT organization. KIDS COUNT state- and county-level data provides policymakers, legislators, state and local children’s advocates, researchers, students and you with key information about kids’ Economic Security, Safety, Health, and Education status. For more information about county pages data, sources, and methodology, read our Introduction to the Data.