2016 Report Sources and Index

 

State of Children and FamiliesThe State of Children and Families report is published annually, to advocate for young children and their families.  The report provides demographic and programmatic data to illustrate key components of our local early learning systems and to highlight priority actions that NWEL is taking.

You can view the source index and glossary for each section of the report by clicking on the links below.  If you would like a copy of the State of Children and Families report, you may contact Karma Hugo.  
 

Index and Glossary

 

Ready and Successful Children

Data Indicator Island San Juan Skagit Snohomish Whatcom State
Children under 6 living in extreme poverty 1 6.7%^ 17%^ 10.2%^ 8.1%^ 9.2%^ 8.8%~
Children served by Children’s Administration (CPS, Child Welfare, Family Reconciliation) 2 1,003 125 2,146 10,335 3,440 109,363
Number foster care placements, ages 0-17 3 66v <10 123v 731v 329v 9154^
Children with developmental delays, ages 0-3, served by early intervention 4 169 6 180 1,714 413 14,985
Kindergartners meeting or exceeding standards by area of development at Fall 2015:
   Social-Emotional standards 5 81.2%~ 74.5%v 70.1%v 73.8%v 80.4%v 73.2%v
   Physical standards 6 90.3%^ 87.8%v 82.8%v 81.3%v 83.7%v 77.3%v
   Language standards 7 90.5%v 88.8%v 76.3%v 82.5%v 85.9%v 78.9%v
   Cognitive standards 8 86.4%^ 88.8%v 68.5%v 76.2% 84% 74.6%^
   Literacy standards 9 90%v 87.8%v 72.2%v 81.8%v 88.7% 80.9%^
   Math standards 10 70.6%v 74.5%v 51.5%v 64.7%v 70.3%v 60.8%v
8th graders with depressive symptoms 11 29% 24% 30% 28% 28% 26%
On-time graduation rate, public schools 12 81.8% 75.2%v 71.9%^ 77.8% 79%^ 78.1%^

 

Percent of Dependency Cases Involving Children Age 5 and Under

Children Under 5

Source: 2015, Entries to Dependency Care, Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts  Note: Dependency Cases are filed when there may be abuse or neglect of children in the home.
Source: 2015 from the Washington State Office of Financial Management (OFM), Estimates of April 1 Population, Small Area Demographic Estimates (SADE). Data were provided by OFM on May 6, 2016.

Children Under Age 5

 

Prenatal Care

1 Source: 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year Estimates;  Annie E Casey Kids Count Data Center: The U.S. Census Bureau's American Fact FinderNote: The number and share of children under age 6 who live in families with incomes less than 50 percent of the federal poverty level, as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

2 Source: DSHS, 2014 Services and Enterprise Support Administration; Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. Note: Percent of children under 18 years of age served by Children's Administration. Children's Administration services are provided to children and their families and include Adoption and Adoption Support, Child Protective Services (CPS), Child and Family Welfare Services, Family Reconciliation Services (FRS), and Family Voluntary Services.

3 Source: DSHS, 2014 Services and Enterprise Support Administration; Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. Note: According to DSHS, "Foster Care Placement Services are provided when children need short-term or temporary protection because they are abused, neglected, and/or involved in family conflict. The goal of Foster Care Placement Services is to return children to their homes or to find another permanent home as early as possible. Children are served in out-of-home placements exclusively. Placement types include traditional Foster Care Placement Services as well as placements in Family Receiving Homes. Client counts for Foster Care Placement Services include only the children being served, not their families. Children receiving Foster Care Placement Services are served exclusively in out-of-home settings. Foster Care Placement Services may be provided without prior Child Protective Services (CPS) involvement."

4Source: July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 Early Services for Infants & Toddler; Department of Early Learning cumulative retrieved from the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers Data Management System. Note: An Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) is a plan for special services for children between the ages of birth through age three with developmental delays. Children transition to an Individualized Education Program (IEP) at age three.

5 Source: OSPI, 2015-16 WaKIDS, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Report Card.  Note: The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience. WaKIDS has three components: Family Connection welcomes families into the K-12 system as partners in their child’s education, Whole-Child Assessment gives kindergarten teachers information about the social and emotional, physical, cognitive and linguistic development of the children in their classrooms and Early Learning Collaboration, which aligns practices of early learning professionals and kindergarten teachers to support smooth transitions for children. 

6Source: OSPI, 2015-16 WaKIDS, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Report Card.  Note: The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience. WaKIDS has three components: Family Connection welcomes families into the K-12 system as partners in their child’s education, Whole-Child Assessment gives kindergarten teachers information about the social and emotional, physical, cognitive and linguistic development of the children in their classrooms and Early Learning Collaboration, which aligns practices of early learning professionals and kindergarten teachers to support smooth transitions for children. 

7Source: OSPI, 2015-16 WaKIDS, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Report Card.  Note: The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience. WaKIDS has three components: Family Connection welcomes families into the K-12 system as partners in their child’s education, Whole-Child Assessment gives kindergarten teachers information about the social and emotional, physical, cognitive and linguistic development of the children in their classrooms and Early Learning Collaboration, which aligns practices of early learning professionals and kindergarten teachers to support smooth transitions for children. 

8Source: OSPI, 2015-16 WaKIDS, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Report Card.  Note: The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience. WaKIDS has three components: Family Connection welcomes families into the K-12 system as partners in their child’s education, Whole-Child Assessment gives kindergarten teachers information about the social and emotional, physical, cognitive and linguistic development of the children in their classrooms and Early Learning Collaboration, which aligns practices of early learning professionals and kindergarten teachers to support smooth transitions for children. 

9 Source: OSPI, 2015-16 WaKIDS, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Report Card.  Note: The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience. WaKIDS has three components: Family Connection welcomes families into the K-12 system as partners in their child’s education, Whole-Child Assessment gives kindergarten teachers information about the social and emotional, physical, cognitive and linguistic development of the children in their classrooms and Early Learning Collaboration, which aligns practices of early learning professionals and kindergarten teachers to support smooth transitions for children. 

10 Source: OSPI, 2015-16 WaKIDS, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Report Card.  Note: The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience. WaKIDS has three components: Family Connection welcomes families into the K-12 system as partners in their child’s education, Whole-Child Assessment gives kindergarten teachers information about the social and emotional, physical, cognitive and linguistic development of the children in their classrooms and Early Learning Collaboration, which aligns practices of early learning professionals and kindergarten teachers to support smooth transitions for children. 

11Source: 2014 Washington Healthy Youth Survey results generated at AskHYS.net  Note: Depressive Symptoms: Feeling sad, hopeless or helpless to such an extent it effects your daily activities every day for two or more weeks at some point in the past year.

12Source: Annie E Casey Kids Count Data Center: 2013-2014 data for this measure come from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Data were retrieved on April 23, 2015 from "Graduation and Drop out Statistics" reports, and Appendices A and B at this linkNote: A student graduates on-time if he/she receives a high school diploma within four years of starting 9th grade. Total graduation rate is the percentage of all students who graduated from high school within four years after they started 9th grade. The numerator is all high school students who graduated with a high school diploma within four years of starting 9th grade. The denominator is the total cohort size who started 9th grade four years prior to graduation.

 

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