Resources & Reports


An annual publication that provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States, ranking states on overall child well-being and in the domains of economic well-being, education, health and family and community. 

The 32nd edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT® Data Book describes how children across the United States were faring before — and during — the coronavirus pandemic.

This year’s publication continues to deliver the Foundation’s annual state rankings and the latest available data on child well-being. It identifies multiyear trends — comparing statistics from 2010 to 2019. In addition, the report shares data on how families endured throughout the pandemic.

SC DATA LINK South Carolina ranks No. 37. (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

The State Children's Cabinet Network's 2020 State Policy Survey is the nation’s only survey of state child and youth policy coordinating bodies. The summary of findings offers insights to those who work to serve opportunity youth.

The KRA analysis provides information on children’s preparedness for kindergarten. It is administered by a teacher;  the  teacher  interacts  directly  with  the  child  for  the  selected-response  and  the performance task items. It is designed to give reports for an individual child, as well as cohorts of children, such that achievement may be examined at the classroom, school, and district levels, as well as according to child demographics.

Two-generation (2Gen) approaches build family wellbeing by intentionally and simultaneously working with children and the adults in their lives together. As children, parents, and families grow and change across their lifespan, 2Gen approaches align opportunities to help families pursue their goals and thrive, optimizing each person’s potential along the way. The results are healthy parents with family-supporting jobs, healthy children meeting developmental milestones, and better-connected individuals able to participate in civic and family life.

State Strategies for Designing Early Childhood and Health Systems that Work for Families

When it comes to giving families the best chance for success, the impact of access to quality
health care and early child development is undeniable. But despite promising innovations in
early child development and health care, these large, complex systems are often unaligned or
misaligned, operating in silos that make it difficult for families to navigate and access the
services that meet their unique needs.

The Palmetto Pre-K website and eligibility screener was designed and programmed by 37 Gears under direction of a cross-cutting agency committee with representation from the four programs offering publicly-funded preschool in South Carolina. 

Every year, millions of low-income children from birth through age five benefit from the array of federal early learning and care programs. Each is governed by specific legislative and regulatory requirements; targets different age groups; and serves families in a variety of settings, including home visiting and home- and center-based opportunities.

2021 The State of WIC

The inaugural State of WIC Report is published to help you appreciate the scope and depth of WIC services and our active engagement with families and communities. It is offered to share our gifts and strengths and to highlight our opportunities for growth. It is replete with recommendations to enhance the value and quality of WIC services. Why? There is so much more that public health nutrition experts and our nation can do to transform lives and help our country continue to bend the moral arc of the universe towards health equity and justice.

The annual report for South Carolina's ECAC is included in the South Carolina First Steps 2019-2020 Annual Report. South Carolina First Steps is the host and administrator of the ECAC.

This COVID-19 data snapshot contains state-level data on the impact of the pandemic on South Carolina child and family well-being as well as ways to provide and advocate for supports.

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