As a child care provider, you can play an important role in the Census. You are a trusted voice to the families you work with. By supplying information about the Census, you can help your community understand how important and necessary it is. Census 2020 and other organizations have developed a lot of great materials for you to use in your community with the parents and children you serve. Here is a selection of some of the best we have found. A lot of these materials were developed before the COVID 19 pandemic, so we had originally imagined you using them directly in your child care programs. Some of you will be able to do that now, but also consider forwarding these resources via email to your families that are quarantining at home!

For Parents:

Counting Young Children: This webpage from the Census Bureau offers family friendly information about counting young children and why it’s important. Available in English and Spanish

Census 101:  What You Need to Know .  Also visit this webpage provides easy information on how to help all children get counted.

Watch videos about the census in multiple languages at the Census Bureau YouTube page.

The census during the COVID pandemic  From Count All Kids, advice on how to be counted even if your living situation may have changed due to COVID 19.

See how Wisconsin is stacking up!  Follow response rates here. So far Wisconsin is #2 in the nation with over 58% of households responding.

For Kids:

Resources from Census 2020 (available in both English and Spanish) These explain the Census and introduce children to the concept of data and the importance of numbers in a fun and simple way. Resources include songs, printable story and activity books, and more.

Songs, printable story and activity books, and more.

Animated video explaining the census

Dr Seuss Coloring Pages As Horton says: “Every person counts, no matter how small!”

We Count! A 2020 Census Counting Book from Simply Put!  Available in 15 languages.

Sesame Workshop and the beloved Muppets has encouraged families to participate in the census since 1980. They have developed a series of videos, posters, and flyers, all in English and Spanish, to help you advocate and educate for counting young children on the 2020 Census.

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