Since 1997, the Council has been collecting state level data to identify needs and inform policy decisions to support children and families.
1997 - KIDS COUNT: The New York State KIDS COUNT project disseminates county-level data that focuses on child well-being in order to advance the use of children’s health, education and well-being indicators as a tool for policy development, planning and accountability.
2003 - KIDS WELL BEING INDICATORS CLEARINGHOUSE (KWIC): The Council launched KWIC, an interactive website that advances the NYS data dissemination process by expanding access to New York State children's health, education and well-being data.
2005 - Out of State Placement Committee: Chapter 392 of the Laws of 2005 signed into law, the Out-of-State Placement Committee which improves monitoring of out-of-state residential placements and promotes coordination across all levels of government.
A primary objective of the New York State KIDS COUNT project is to disseminate county-level child well-being data as a tool for policy development, planning and accountability.
The Kids’ Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse (KWIC) provides timely access to New York State Touchstones/COUNT data through an interactive, publicly accessible website.
The Out-of-State Placement Committee created in 2005 promotes coordination across all levels of government and establishes a process for prioritizing the identification of in-state resources to support youth and their families.
This year’s publication continues to present national and state data across four domains — economic well-being, education, health and family and community — and ranks states in overall child well-being. The report includes pre-pandemic figures as well as more recent statistics, and shares the latest information of its kind available.
The Multiple Systems Navigator provides access to helpful health, education, human service, and disability information on one user-friendly website.
Use our mapping tool to find programs, services and family/peer support close to you. Our maps also provide driving directions, contact information and hours of operation.
Access information on parenting and other helpful resources for parents and caregivers. Download the free mobile app on Google Play and App Store.
Access helpful health, education, human service, and disability information on one user-friendly website.
Serves as an advisory council to the Governor on building a comprehensive and sustainable early childhood system to ensure success for all young children.