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America's Children

Welcome to America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

The signature report of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being features statistics on children and families in the United States across a range of domains, including family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health.

A working group of 22 Federal agencies, the Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect, analyze and report data on conditions and trends in issues related to child and family well-being. The Forum also has partners in private research organizations.

View the 2013 Report 2013 Press Release

What's New

New Resources

Resources from the Research and Innovation Committee work on Measuring and Reporting Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood are now available. These include notes from the May 2013 Culminating Activity and memos authored by early childhood experts in the field. Click here for more information.

CSPAN features America's Children

Chris Chapman, Director of the Early Childhood and Household Studies Program at the National Center for Education Statistics, was featured on C-SPAN, Friday, July 12th. Hear the taped video program, "Kindergartners in America", highlighting data from the newly released America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2013, at http://www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan/kindergarten/

NICHD Research Perspectives Podcast on America's Children

Recorded July 8, 2013, this NICHD Research Perspectives Podcast focuses on America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2013

Listen in as NICHD director Dr. Alan E. Guttmacher discusses key findings from this year's report with David Johnson, Chief of the Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division of the U.S. Census Bureau, Jennifer Madans, Associate Director for Science at the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chris Chapman, Director of the Early Childhood and Household Studies Program at the National Center for Education Statistics, part of the Department of Education, and Tom Snyder, Director of the Annual Reports Program, also at the National Center for Education Statistics: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/overview/directors_corner/podcasts/Documents/NICHD_Research_Perspectives_070813.mp3
Podcast transcript PDF File 292 KB

Children's Forum Event (May 8th, NIH/Natcher Conference Center): Measuring and Reporting Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood

Forum members, federal statistical agency representatives, and child development researchers will share current measurement strategies and discuss opportunities for collecting and reporting information about young children's social emotional development in the federal statistical system. Event Agenda PDF File 351 KB

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