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U.S. Census Launches Data Equity Initiative

The Census Bureau has announced the Census Data Equity Initiative ...
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Subcounty Data: Cautions and Recommendations

Need early childhood service or demographic data for areas smaller ...
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2021 Illinois Kids Count Report Released

Voices for Illinois Children — Powered by YWCA Metropolitan Chicago ...
Risk and Reach Report Updated

Risk and Reach Report Updated

The Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map, along with with its ...
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Illinois Children by the Numbers (2021 edition)

Number of children in Illinois age 5 and under in ...
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2021 Kids Count Data Book Released

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released the 32nd edition ...
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What’s the Difference Between 1-Year and 5-Year American Community Survey (ACS) Data?

Differences between 1-year and 5-year American Community Survey (ACS) estimates ...
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Meet the IECAM Data Team!

Data does not just suddenly appear on the IECAM website ...
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List of COVID-19 Child Care Surveys and Data Analyses Released

This resource from the Urban Institute compiles recent COVID-19 child ...
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IECAM “Slot Gap” Data Cited to Show Child Care Shortage

The Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map (IECAM) was recently featured ...
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From Our Corner: A Message for 2021 from IECAM Project Director Dawn Thomas

Data are found everywhere—Amazon, Etsy, our medical records, and bank ...
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Countdown: IECAM’s Top Ten Resources in 2020

This countdown of the most popular IECAM resources over the ...
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Communicating Your Early Childhood Data Story

This presentation offers an overview of data available on IECAM ...
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Police Use of Force Database Would Ensure a More Equitable Future

The past few months have been challenging for families all ...
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Risk and Reach Report Updates: County Snapshots and More

Risk and Reach data by county is now available for ...
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Data Availability

Besides its data on early care and education services in ...
Title slide of Telling Your Data Story With the Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map (IECAM) presentation - abstract purple data points in the background

Telling Your Data Story With IECAM: Presenting Data for Maximum Impact – A StoryMap Presentation

This presentation offers multiple examples of easy-to-use data visualization tools ...
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America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2019 Report

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, an annual report ...
Bar graph showing difference between 2018 and 2018 health insurance rates for children by race, region, and income-to-poverty ratio.

U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2018 Poverty, Income, and Health Insurance Data

The U.S. Census Bureau has released 2018 data on income, ...
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Data Update: Child Care Program Accreditation

The data team at IECAM has updated the child care ...
Cover of the 2019 Illinois Kids Count Report showing a boy carrying a toddler on his shoulders

2019 Illinois KIDS COUNT Report Released

Voices for Illinois Children has released its 2019 Illinois KIDS ...
2017 Demographic Data Now Available on IECAM

2017 Demographic Data Now Available on IECAM

2017 demographic data are now available in the IECAM online ...
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Poverty-Related Data and Resources on IECAM

Research has consistently shown that poverty has a significant and ...
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2019 Kids Count Data Book Released

The 30th edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book from ...
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Come explore your data with us!

Ready for some fun? Here are ideas for how to ...
FY2018 Head Start and Early Head Start Data Now Available!

FY2018 Head Start and Early Head Start Data Now Available!

IECAM now has 2018 data on Head Start and Early ...
New Data Additions: 2018 Migrant and Seasonal Head Start

New Data Additions: 2018 Migrant and Seasonal Head Start

To find 2018 Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program data ...
Research Brief Provides Tips on How to Engage Home-Based Child Care Providers in Research

Research Brief Provides Tips on How to Engage Home-Based Child Care Providers in Research

This research report from Urban Institute offers nine tips for ...
State of Babies Yearbook: 2019

State of Babies Yearbook: 2019

The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019, a collaborative effort between ...