Providing tools to assess the needs of Florida's children and their families.

Providing tools to assess the needs of Florida's children and their families.

Florida KIDS COUNT (FKC) is in the Department of Child & Family Studies at the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida.

FKC is part of a nationwide KIDS COUNT Network, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The KIDS COUNT Network is a national and state-by-state effort to track that status of children in the U.S. by providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.

The objective of Florida KIDS COUNT is to inform Floridians and their policy makers about the quality of life for Florida's children, and to build leadership and accountability for action on behalf of our children. Using selected key well-being indicators and general demographic profiles, Florida KIDS COUNT provides a consistent and reliable source of information that is adaptable to a variety of uses such as policy analysis, grant and proposal writing, needs assessments and public education. Data are made available for use at the national, state and local levels and include county specific information, statewide measures and comparisons among counties and regions within Florida. National comparisons are also available. FKC annually updates and disseminates national, statewide and county-level data on key indicators for Florida's children.

FKC Goals

  • Develop child well-being indicators
  • Provide technical assistance and consultation services
  • Centralize current research efforts, policy agenda, and program activities
  • Develop and disseminate data rich products
  • Maintain the FKC resource library

Who We Serve

  • Advocacy Organizations
  • Attorneys
  • Consultants
  • Educators
  • Foundations
  • Government Agencies
  • Grant Writers
  • Health Organizations
  • Legislators
  • Local and State Coalitions