California ranks 40th in nation in children’s well being

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This message was sent to me by Children Now, the leader of The Children’s Movement of California

As the ninth largest economy in the world, California has great capacity to invest in children, but a new report says the state is falling short, ranking California 40th in children’s well-being.

The 25th edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book, released by The Annie E. Casey Foundation in partnership with Children Now, evaluated each state and the District of Columbia on 16 key indicators across four fundamental domains: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. California ranked lowest in children’s economic well-being (48th) and highest in children’s health services (still just 26th).

Nonetheless, recent changes to reform our system of school finance, expand access to early learning programs, and effectively implement federal health care reform represent great strides toward improving the lives of California’s children. But, there is much more work to be done to ensure improving children’s well-being is the state’s top priority.

The Children’s Movement of California can help make a difference. Please click here to send an email inviting other Pro-Kid people and organizations to join the Movement.

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