COUNT ALL KIDS
Children under 5 years of age are at the greatest risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census.
The census happens only once every ten years. Over 2.2 million young children were missed in the last U.S. census. Not counting our families’ infants, toddlers, and preschoolers means our communities will have less funding for education, child care, and other services children need for a whole decade or their childhoods. In the 2020 Census, we must do better!
Every 10 Years
The census happens only once every ten years. Not counting a two year-old means our community will have less funding for education, child care, and other services children need for a decade or most of their childhood.
$800 Billion a Year
Census data helps local government plan for the future and determine where $800 billion a year in federal funding goes, including medical services, WIC, child care, public schools, public transit, and low-income housing.
2.2 Million Kids
In 2010, more than one million babies, toddlers, and young children were ultimately left uncounted in the US Census. In 2020, responding to the census is easier than ever. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete.
Counting young children in the census means our communities have access to the funding and resources our children need to thrive.
DID YOU KNOW?
These vital programs and many others are funded based on Census data:
- Head Start
- State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
- School Breakfast Program
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition
- Child Care and Development Block Grant
Looking for more resources to make sure we #CountAllKids in the 2020 Census?
Check out a storybook, song, and interactive activities to explain the 2020 Census to young children
Access fact sheets, posters, and more to support your census outreach
Use the recently released 2020 Census public service announcements (PSAs) toolkit
- Sesame Workshop Census 2020 Toolkit
- Questions and Answers for Stakeholders Supporting the 2020 Census