Think about the babies who will be born in 2020.
The first smiles. The first steps. The first words. In the years to come, some may need day care, after-school care, or school lunch programs. And all children will need safe communities in which to grow and thrive.
That's why it's so important that we count newborn babies and young children accurately. Responding to the 2020 Census can help shape resources for children and their communities over the next decade. This could include support for health insurance programs, hospitals, child care, food assistance, schools, and early childhood development programs.
If you have children in your home, make sure they are counted in the right place.
A complete count of young children is important, but difficult. Learn more by visiting Research on the Undercount of Young Children.
There's no better time to teach the children in your home about the 2020 Census. With school closed across the country, take advantage of free and engaging materials from the Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools program, including preschool resources available in both English and Spanish, to engage children under age 5.
Explains how to respond to the 2020 Census and why responding is important for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
Across the country, individuals like you are helping to ensure all children are counted in the 2020 Census. Visit Outreach Materials for more information to share.