Indicators of Child, Family and Community Well-Being

We track these indicators of child and family well-being because they help us understand how communities are doing, where we are strong and where we need to work to improve, so that all children, families, and communities in Georgia are healthy and thriving. To be a Georgia KIDS COUNT indicator, the data must be from a reliable source; updated at least annually; and be available by county.

Healthy Children

Children Primed for School

  • Children enrolled in the Georgia Pre-K program [See the Data]
  • Children enrolled in the Georgia Pre-K program from low-income families [See the Data]
  • Children ages 3 to 4 not attending pre-school [See the Data]
  • Centers and family care homes rated participating in Quality Rated [See the Data]
  • Babies born to mothers with less than 12 years of education [See the Data]

Children Succeeding in School

  • Children absent more than 15 days from school [See the Data]
  • Third-grade students achieving Developing Learner or above on Milestones English Language Arts assessment [See the Data]
  • Third-grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on Milestones English Language Arts assessment [See the Data]
  • Fifth-grade students achieving Developing Learner or above on Milestones English Language Arts assessment [See the Data]
  • Fifth-grade students achieving Developing Learner or above on Milestones Mathematics assessment [See the Data] 
  • Fifth-grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on Milestones English Language Arts assessment [See the Data]
  • Fifth-grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on Milestones Mathematics assessment [See the Data] 
  • Eighth-grade students achieving Developing Learner or above on Milestones English Language Arts assessment [See the Data]
  • Eighth-grade students achieving Developing Learner or above on Milestones Mathematics assessment [See the Data] 
  • Eighth-grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on Milestones English Language Arts assessment [See the Data]
  • Eighth-grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on Milestones Mathematics assessment [See the Data]
  • Students who graduate from high school on time [See the Data]
  • Teens who are high school dropouts, ages 16-19 [See the Data]
  • Teens not in school and not working, ages 16-19 [See the Data]

Stable, Self-sufficient & Productive Families

  • First birth to mother age 20 or older with 12 years of education [See the Data]
  • Children living in single-parent families [See the Data] 
  • Children with a substantiated incident of abuse and/or neglect (per 1,000) [See the Data]
  • Children with a substantiated incident of abuse (per 1,000) [See the Data]
  • Children with a substantiated incident of neglect (per 1,000) [See the Data]
  • Children leaving foster care who are reunified with their families or placed with a relative within 12 months of entering foster care [See the Data]
  • Households with children receiving Food Stamps [See the Data]
  • Children whose parents lack secure employment [See the Data]

Thriving Communities