Children Now Issues 2020-21 Children’s County Scorecard
This week, Children Now issued its 2020-21 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-being, an interactive tool detailing data on how children are doing in each of California’s 58 counties. The tool tracks 39 key indicators of children’s well-being over time, by race/ethnicity, and relative to other counties from prenatal stages to the transition to adulthood.
According to Children Now, the current outlook is worrisome, particularly as California children increasingly experience stress, social isolation, disconnectedness, and serious mental health issues amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Children Now additionally points to learning loss and the lack of preventive health services as significant health threats to the youngest generation.
Children Now will be holding a webinar on the scorecard and will detail how to use its data to improve outcomes from children statewide. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 3 at 2:00 pm. Registration is available here.
The full Children Now county scorecard is available here.