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2013 KIDS COUNT National Data Book Released

Tracking 16 indicators of child well-being, the 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book finds that children in the United States continue to make gains in the areas of education and health despite a growing poverty rate. This year’s Data Book, released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, also offers expanded coverage of America’s youngest children, adding to the ongoing national conversation on early childhood education. Missouri ranked 27th for overall child well-being. To learn more about the data on Missouri's children, download the following documents:


Partnership for Children hosted the annual Missouri Legislative Wrap-Up Luncheon at the Kauffman Foundation on Friday, May 31st. Over 80 child advocates from around the state were in attendance to find out how children fared in the 2013 legislative session.

The following Missouri legislators received Children's Champions awards: Sen. Joseph Keaveny, Sen. Paul LeVota, Sen. David Pearce, Sen. Wayne Wallingford, Rep. Ron Hicks, Rep. Jeremy LaFaver, Rep. Rick Stream and Rep. John Wright.

PFC would like to extend a sincere thank you to our event sponsors: Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and United Way of Greater Kansas City.

To view photos of the event, please visit our Facebook page.

KIDS COUNT in Missouri 2012 Data Book released on April 2, 2013!

The KIDS COUNT in Missouri 2012 Data Book is now available and has the most current data on measures of child well-being for the state, its 114 counties and St. Louis City. The Data Book Online is an easy-to-use interactive database that allows you to generate reports, including graphs, maps and county-by-county profiles. Visit our new KIDS COUNT page and see what else is new.

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