Count All Kids FAQs

The 2020 Census needs to count everyone, including newborns, babies, and young children. This information is used in formulas that allocate money to states and communities for programs that serve children, including schools, child care, health care, transportation, and housing. When children are missed in the 2020 Census, their states and communities will receive less money for a decade for these programs that help children thrive. That’s most of their childhoods.