Last month, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book for 2013. While the report contains a few bright spots for children, authors find that few children from poor families are attending early childhood programs of the highest quality.
Education was one of two areas of study that saw gains. The report attributes “some modest but hopeful signs of recovery and improvement for America’s children and families” to an improving economy. The report’s authors also saw some improvement over the past five to six years in children’s health, but note more troubling implications of the trends in the domains of economic well-being and family and community.
Source: The New America Foundation