ERIC Number: ED472542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Start Smart, Stay Smart, Milwaukee: State of Milwaukee's Children, 2002.
As part of the mission of the Start Smart, Stay Smart Milwaukee program to ensure that all Milwaukee area children enter school with the skills necessary for academic achievement and a lifetime of growth and development, the organization is tracking key indicators across the years of growth and development to young adulthood to better assess the results of early investments on later outcomes. This eighth annual report to the community presents information on indicators related to goals for children and youth in the following areas: (1) prenatal care and children's health; (2) early care and education; (3) nutrition; (4) safety; (5) economic security; (6) parent support; (7) school success; and (8) youth success. Among the key findings of the report are that slightly more than half of women giving birth in Milwaukee between 1998 and 2000 received adequate prenatal care, with significant racial and ethnic disparities in initiation of prenatal care, low birthweight incidence, and infant mortality rate. Head Start enrollment increased by 5 percent, but enrollment remains below capacity. Participation in WIC and the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal program has declined over the past few years. The rate of substantiated child abuse declined between 1999 and 2001. One-third of Milwaukee children lived in poverty in 2000, compared to 11 percent statewide. Parent support services have increased over the past 5 years. Although high school graduation rates increased, racial/ethnic disparities remain. Ten percent of Milwaukee County 16- to 19-year-olds were not in school and not working in 2000. The report concludes with a table comparing indicator data for Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, the county excluding the city, and the state, as well as information on data and reference sources. (KB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Attendance, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Care, Child Health, Child Safety, Children, Comparative Analysis, Crime, Early Childhood Education, Educational Indicators, Enrollment, Extracurricular Activities, Family Violence, Graduation Rate, Guns, Health Insurance, Immunization Programs, Infant Mortality, Lead Poisoning, Mortality Rate, Nutrition, Parent Education, Parents, Prenatal Care, Racial Differences, School Readiness, Social Indicators, Social Support Groups, Success, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Truancy, Well Being
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families, 16 North Carroll Street, Suite 600, Madison, WI 53703. Tel: 608-284-0580; Fax: 608-284-0583; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site; http://www.wccf.org. For full text: http://www.wccf.org/pdf/startsmart.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Council on Children and Families Inc., Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Milwaukee)