KIDS COUNT in Washington is a partnership of Children's Alliance and the Washington State Budget & Policy Center. Together, we gather and analyze the best emerging data on how kids are doing in our state, then turn that information into action on issues like poverty, hunger, health care, and education.
KIDS COUNT in Washington released the Equity Challenge in January 2019, using a statewide population-level statistic—the percentage of kids deemed ready for kindergarten—to illustrate the barriers to opportunity that Washington state’s children face. The report challenges policymakers to move policies and investments that work to reduce and eliminate the racial and ethnic disparities evident in the data.
The KIDS COUNT Data Center, hosted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, features hundreds of additional indicators of child well-being for Washington state, its 39 counties, and the rest of the nation.