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Getting the Most out of the KIDS COUNT Data Center

kidscount_badge_Data_Center_2012 (3)Our annual County Data Book has quite a bit of county level data on how kids are faring across Kentucky’s counties, yet it represents a small fraction of the approximately 100 indicators we have posted to the KIDS COUNT Data Center. If you’re not using the KIDS COUNT Data Center, you’re missing out on important information about the children and families in your community.

The KIDS COUNT Data Center puts the power of data at your fingertips, and is a great resource for child advocates, educators, parents, grant writers, journalists, and policymakers. There are thousands of indicators posted to the Data Center by the nationwide network of state KIDS COUNT groups, such as Kentucky Youth Advocates, as well as the Annie E. Casey Foundation (who began the KIDS COUNT project and created the Data Center). Therefore, we have put together a couple of resources to help you easily navigate through the Data Center to find exactly what you need.

In this 27-minute webinar recording, I take you on a tour of the KIDS COUNT Data Center, share navigation tips, and point out all of its functionalities so that you can take full advantage of the analysis, visualization, and sharing options. Don’t have time to watch the webinar? Flip through this short PDF guide that summarizes all of that advice.

Still confused or having trouble finding what you’re looking for? Contact me – I’m happy to answer your questions!

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