ERIC Number: ED468874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Counting Kids: A Retrospective Look at Young Children in Kansas. 2000 Census Brief.
McDonald, Thomas P.; Brook, Jody
This Kids Count census brief is the second in a series to offer policymakers concise glimpses of Kansas children and families. The briefs introduction notes important changes in the child population during the 1990s: Head Start participation increased to 60 percent of eligible children; the number of kindergartners who were fully immunized by age 2 has increased steadily to 78 percent; while availability of child care remains lower than 4 years ago, it has increased in the last year; and the percentage of children born to mothers without a high school degree increased slightly. The remaining sections of the census brief detail each of the preceding findings, including graphs depicting trends from 1990 to the present. The brief concludes with policy implications of the data related to access to services for children and the cost effectiveness of helping children in their early years. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Care, Children, Demography, Educational Attainment, Enrollment, High School Graduates, Mothers, Population Distribution, Population Trends, Preschool Education
Kansas Action for Children, Inc., 3360 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66611. Tel: 785-232-0550; Fax: 785-232-0699; Web site: http://www.kac.org. For full text: http://www.kac.org/subpages/publications/census Report20 Two.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Action for Children, Inc., Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas