KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the United States. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being through KIDS COUNT, the Casey Foundation seeks to enrich local, state and national discussions concerning way to secure better futures for all children.

At the national level, the principal activities of the initiative are the publication of the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book and the maintenance of the KIDS COUNT Data Center, which use the best available data to measure the educational, social, economic and physical well-being of children. The Foundation also funds a nationwide network of state-level KIDS COUNT organizations that provide a more detailed, community-by-community picture of the condition of children.