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ERIC Number: ED586956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Ward Snapshots: Tracking Child Well-Being in Your Ward. Data Snapshot
DC Action for Children
DC KIDS COUNT tracks indicators of child well-being at the neighborhood and Ward level, so that parents, service providers, advocates and policymakers can see outcomes for children more clearly. The DC KIDS COUNT Data Tool 2.0 allows the user to explore neighborhood-level data interactively. However, because DC is organized politically by its eight Wards, Ward-level data and advocacy is especially important. Ward-level data, in comparison to District-wide data, captures a more representative picture of child well-being than do District-wide averages. Each Ward snapshot includes DC KIDS COUNT indicators in five categories: (1) Demographics; (2) Economic well-being; (3) Health; (4) Family and Community; and (5) Education. The left side column includes the outcomes for each Ward in 2010 compared with more recent data. The right side column compares changes in a Ward to changes in DC over the same time period. The graph on page one of each snapshot illustrates the race/ethnicity composition of children under 18 in each Ward. The graph on page two highlights longitudinal changes in the child poverty rate by Ward between 2000 and 2015. A brief list of sources and notes is included. [DC KIDS COUNT is a project of DC Action for Children with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.]
DC Action for Children. 1432 K Street NW Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-234-9404; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Authoring Institution: DC Action for Children
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia