Advocates for Children of New Jersey. 35 Halsey Street 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102. Tel: 973-643-3876; Fax: 973-643-9153; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.acnj.org
Reports - Descriptive
"New Jersey Kids Count 2011" again documents both advances and setbacks in key areas that affect child well-being--poverty, health, child protection, education, including early learning, and adolescent well-being. To better gauge New Jersey's progress in essential areas, a "New Jersey Kids Count Report Card" that identifies trends in 15 key indicators of child well-being is produced for the first time. These data were chosen because they capture the basics children need to grow up safe, healthy and educated. Children need families who can provide for them--food, housing, clothes. They need health care, a good education and to be protected from abuse and neglect. The data used in the report card are, whenever possible, focused on outcomes. So, for example, rather than looking at enrollment counts in assistance programs, such as welfare, this report included measures of the economic health of New Jersey's families. Data Sources and Technical Notes are included.
New Jersey; SAT (College Admission Test)
Advocates for Children of New Jersey
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education