Kids Count has recently released its 2016 Factbook, highlighting and comparing state trends in child well-being. Overall Rhode Island comes in at number 27, out of the 50 states in regards to child well-being.
While we are near the top in some rankings such as Health, we are also in the bottom half of all states when it comes to Family and Community, and Economic Well-Being. For Education we come in at the middle of the pack, with a ranking of 25.
While we should be proud of the many steps we have and continue to take to promote the well-being of our children, we also need to keep in mind that we have a long way to go. In how we are doing compared to other states, but also in ensuring that every child in Rhode Island grows and develops in a safe, healthy, loving, and stable family.
To see specific data on state and national trends related to child well-being visit datacenter.kidscount.org.