Kids Count South Dakota

New 2022 Legislative Tracker for Children's Well-Being Bills

This legislative tracker is a resource to help learn what bills South Dakota legislators are considering this session related to children, youth, and families and where each proposal is in the legislative process.  

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Updated County Profiles Available

Check out the updated profiles for each county in South Dakota highlighting key data on children's well-being.

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New Report on Child Care in South Dakota

Child care is a critical component of a modern and thriving economy. High-quality and affordable care is essential for parents to stay in the workforce.

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New Issue Brief on the Child Tax Credit Expansion

Congress has an opportunity to help South Dakotans not only recover from the effects of the coronavirus, but to create a nation that includes everyone in its growing economy.

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Thoughtful, effective policies and programs rely on solid data. South Dakota KIDS COUNT is dedicated to providing current, relevant, and reliable data to shape the issues affecting South Dakota children and families.


South Dakota KIDS COUNT releases research, data-driven publications, and analysis to help keep policymakers, community members, and advocates up-to-date on the issues affecting South Dakota children and families.


Stay up-to-date with all of the latest announcements, press statements, and news stories about South Dakota KIDS COUNT and our data-driven work to help children in our state.


South Dakota KIDS COUNT gives presentations on the data and provides our expertise on the well-being of children. Find links to our presentations and other resources.

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South Dakota KIDS COUNT is dedicated to improving the well-being of children in our state. When policy decisions are rooted in data and research, kids grow up in economically secure families, live in resilient communities, and meet developmental, health, and educational milestones.

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