Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book

The face of Minnesota is changing. It's morally and economically imperative that Minnesota ensure children of color and American Indian children have access to opportunities so they can thrive.

The 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book entitled "Developing Opportunities for All Minnesota Children" focuses on outcomes and successful opportunities to ensure all Minnesota children are successful, particularly children of color and American Indian children. Organized by children’s developmental stages including sections on Prenatal to Birth, Early Childhood, School Age, Adolescence and Young Adulthood, the data book includes indicators of child well-being disaggregated by race and ethnicity and highlights evidence-based interventions that improve outcomes for children. With children of color and American Indian children making up nearly one-third of the school-age population and the child population under age 5, the state can't wait any longer to address disparities and must focus on providing opportunities to all children. The data book makes the case that to address disparities and continue to have a prosperous Minnesota, the state must target investment and outreach around programs that are culturally relevant and proven to improve outcomes for children of color and American Indian children.

Download the 2015 Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book: Developing Opportunities for All Minnesota Children.