You Can Help Make Sure Young Children are Counted in the 2020 Census
Did you know the 2010 Census missed over 1 million young children? There are multiple reasons why, but often times it is out of confusion (i.e., the child lives in more than 1 household or in a multi generational household) or not understanding the importance of counting young children in the census.
However, getting an accurate count of children in the census is important for our local communities. It helps local government plan for the future and it determines the funding levels and services young children receive from the federal government (services such as: schools, child care, housing, public transportation and medical care). Not counting young children can mean your community misses out on funding and services that help its citizens thrive and grow. Below are a few resources you may want to consider sharing with parents:
- US Census Bureau - general information about the 2020 Census
- Count All Kids - information about the importance of counting children
- We Count! - a counting book about the census for young children