A fair and accurate count in the 2020 Census is critical to ensure our children receive the education, support, and resources they need for them, their families, and communities to thrive. Census data is used to determine the allocation of over $1.5 trillion in funding for programs like the National School Lunch Program, Head Start, Special Education, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and many more.
Yet, the Census consistently undercounts young children at a much higher rate than any other age group. The 2010 Census missed an estimated 1 million very young children (ages 0-4) and more than 400,000 were Latino.
Given the shortened enumeration timeline and a potentially short-changed Non-Response Follow-Up operation, we have even less time to ensure a complete and accurate count of our families and children. Join NALEO Educational Fund and the Partnership for America’s Children for a discussion on the challenges to counting children, the areas highest at risk of an undercount of children, current challenges facing Census operations, and tools and strategies on what schools, educators, caretakers, families, and community leaders can undertake to conduct a final get out the count push.
This webinar will also include a national roll out of NALEO Educational Fund’s National Bilingual Back to School Digital Toolkit.
This webinar is co-sponsored by AASA | The School Superintendents Association, the American Federation of Teachers, the National School Board Association, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Adan Chavez at email@example.com.