Good information is essential to good decision-making. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, Kids Count seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.
Agenda for Children is part of a network of 53 grantees funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to provide accurate and timely local-level data in every state, as well as Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Casey Foundation produces the annual Kids Count Data Book, as well as periodic special reports that track child well-being state-by-state.
At the state level, Agenda for Children produces the annual Kids Count Data Book on Louisiana's Children, as well as special reports containing parish-by-parish data for all 64 parishes on the educational, social, economic and physical well-being of children. KIDS COUNT reports are available online and in hard copy formats. Data on hundreds of measures of child well-being is also available in the online KIDS COUNT Data Center.
Visit our Publications page to see all of the products currently available through KIDS COUNT and come back soon for new publications and data products.
Teresa Falgoust has been our KIDS COUNT Coordinator since 2005. As the KIDS COUNT Coordinator, she maintains all of Louisiana's parish-level data in the KIDS COUNT Data Center and publishes the Data Book on Louisiana's Children. If you would like assistance in finding data on children, please email or call her at 504.586.8509.