Norin Dollard PhDHello and welcome to Florida KIDS COUNT! Our team is eager to increase awareness about the welfare of Florida's children and families and provide local, state and national data-based tools for improving the well-being of our children and families. Please take a moment to browse our website. If you have suggestions on data resources that would help you in your work, let us know on the Contact Us tab.

Norín Dollard, PhD
Florida KIDS COUNT Director

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Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2015 KIDS COUNT® Data Book

2015 KIDS COUNT Data BookThe Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2015 KIDS COUNT® Data Book shows that while Florida is experiencing positive growth in economic trends, the number of children living in poverty continues to rise. The total number of children living in these families is 969,000 or nearly one in every four. The report also goes on to show that a third of Florida's children are living with parents who lack secure employment.

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Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success

EveryKidNeedsaFamilyOn any given day, nearly 57,000 young people in child welfare systems in the United States are not living with a family. In this latest KIDS COUNT® policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation highlights this and other sobering statistics that point to the urgent need to ensure, through sound policies and proven practices, that everything possible is being done to find loving, nurturing and supported families to help raise more of these children.

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Florida Projects that Promote Child Well-being

Data-based resources to advance the well-being of Florida's children and families.


Florida KIDS COUNT in the News

Rays of Light

Florida Kids Count shines the light on successful programs throughout our state supporting:


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Learn about child advocacy efforts in Florida.

Read about Florida KIDS COUNT efforts in the 2014 Impact report from the Department of Child & Family Studies.