Center for Public Policy Priorities

Kids Count
Kids Count is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. CPPP is the home of the Texas Kids Count Project. 

When Texas children are safe, healthy, and educated, Texas thrives. Ensuring that kids do well today  ensures that we all do well tomorrow. From 2000 to 2010, Texas accounted for half of the U.S. child population growth, which means when Texas kids do better, the U.S. does better.
2015 State of Texas Children
Annual Kids Count Report

Food and Nutrition in Texas
What You Need to Know

Invest in Texas Kids. It Matters.
A 20-Year Look at Texas' Budget for Our Children

2014-15 Children's Budget Report

2013 State of Texas Children
Investing in Our Future - Annual Kids Count Data Book

Webinar - Using the Kids Count Data Center
Our Staff
Texas Kids Count Film
Texas kids do the talking in our latest video, "Invest In Me."


Webinar: State of Texas Children

Join us for a lunchtime webinar as we share the findings from our 2016 Texas Kids Count report along with opportunities and policies that can ensure all kids—regardless of ZIP code, family income, gender, race or ethnicity—have the ability to compete and succeed in life.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Space is limited! Please register today for this free webinar.

Check back soon for Kids Count events in other cities! Contact us at for more information.
2015 State of Texas Children - Release Event
Kids Count Data Center
Visit the Kids Count Data Center for a state-by-state and county-by-county look at how kids are faring in more than 70 child well-being indicators. 
2015 National Kids Count Book

2014 National Data Book

The 25th edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation National KIDS COUNT report shows poor child well-being in Texas remains largely unchanged in the short and long term. 
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