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RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT released Monday its annual Factbook, which highlights that the COVID-19 pandemic had devastating impacts on children and families' economic outlook.

R.I. KIDS COUNT Factbook: Pandemic had ‘devastating’ impacts on children, families

PROVIDENCE – The COVID-19 pandemic has had “devastating” impacts on children and families’ economic well-being, physical and mental health, safety, access to education and...
RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT released Thursday a new report stating that the COVID-19 pandemic will increase child food insecurity rates in Rhode Island to as high as 29%.

R.I. KIDS COUNT: Pandemic worsens child food insecurity rate in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released Thursday its latest report on child hunger and nutrition in the Ocean State that found food insecurity...
NEW DATA FROM Rhode Island KIDS COUNT shows that more middle-school and high-school students are using e-cigarettes, while regular cigarette use has declined. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT

R.I. KIDS COUNT: E-cigarette usage among youth higher than traditional cigarette...

PROVIDENCE – New data from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released Friday shows that a higher rate of middle-school and high-school students are using e-cigarettes...
RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT'S latest Factbook, released Tuesday, stated that about 18% of children ages 18 and younger lived in poverty, which increased by a little more than 1% from 2017.

R.I. KIDS COUNT: Annual Factbook shows slight increase in child poverty,...

PROVIDENCE – After back-to-back years of decreases in the amount of children living in poverty, Rhode Island saw a slight increase in 2018, Rhode...
A RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT study released Tuesday documented racial disparities for Rhode Island children living in poverty.

Study: R.I.’s concentrated poverty rates for minority children outpace national average

PROVIDENCE – Racial disparities for Rhode Island children living in poverty run deeper than national averages, according to a report released Tuesday by Rhode...
RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT's 25th annual factbook shows mixed results in efforts to improve the well-being of children statewide.

R.I. KIDS COUNT: Child poverty on decline, as other challenges rise

PROVIDENCE – The percentage of Rhode Island children living in poverty continues to decline, edging down to 16.6% in 2017 from 17% a year...

Who’s on the Board?

Mission: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT improves the health, safety, education, economic well-being and development of Rhode Island’s children. Year founded: 1994 Executive director: Elizabeth Burke Bryant 2017...
THE NATIONAL Race for Results report shows Rhode Island Latino and African-American students fare worst in the U.S. in educational success. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT

Report: R.I.’s Latino students fare worst in U.S. in educational success

PROVIDENCE – African-American and Latino children face systemic barriers to healthy development in Rhode Island, the latter facing the worst prospects in the U.S.,...
ELIZABETH BURKE Bryant is executive director of Rhode Island Kids Count. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT,/PETER GOLDBERG PHOTOGRAPHY

R.I. KIDS COUNT Factbook warns of low birth rates

PROVIDENCE – There has been a 15 percent decline in Rhode Island’s child population from 2000 to 2015, according to the latest Rhode Island...

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