The 2018 South Dakota KIDS COUNT Factbook offers up-to-date data on child well-being in South Dakota, providing a comprehensive and in-depth look at the status of South Dakota’s children. This book serves as a tool and a resource for policymakers, journalists, advocates, and other stakeholders to ensure kids’ needs are taken into account when decisions are being made that impact them.
All of us have a role to play in ensuring that our children have what they need to be successful. As a state, it should be our goal to enact smart public policies and invest wisely in programs so that each and every child grows up to lead a happy, healthy and productive life. We hope that you enjoy the 2018 South Dakota KIDS COUNT Factbook!
– Excerpt from Factbook cover letter
Written by Carole Cochran, SD KIDS COUNT Program Director