2023 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The 2023 KIDS COUNT® Data Book is a 50-state report of recent household data developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation analyzing how children and families are faring. Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families is Arkansas’s member of the national KIDS COUNT network.

Get the 2023 KIDS COUNT Data Book and Arkansas Profiles

Data Book (PDF)

Data Book (interactive)

Arkansas profile (English)

Arkansas profile (Spanish)

Stories and Posts About Arkansas’s Ranking

Arkansas Ranks 43rd In Child Well-Being While Inaccessible Child Care Pushes Parents To The Breaking Point (AACF)

Untangling The Complexities Of The Child Care Crisis (AACF)

OPINION | KEESA SMITH: In Crisis (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

KIDS COUNT 2023 Data Book: Arkansas ranked 43rd in overall child well-being (KARK)

Arkansans face more challenges than most accessing child care, report shows (Arkansas Advocate)

Arkansas ranks in bottom 10 for kids’ well-being (Axios)

Arkansas 43rd in latest Kids Count study of child well-being (Talk Business & Politics)

Report: Arkansas Ranks 43rd in Child Well-Being (Public News Service)

Report ranks Arkansas 43rd in child well-being for second year in a row (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Children & Families director says child care, early childhood education key to statistical improvement (Talk Business & Politics)