Why 2020 Matters for Schools
How the 2020 Census Affects Children The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as:
Special education, Head Start, after-school programs, and classroom technology.
Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.
Maternal and child health programs.
2020 Resources for Homes and Schools New Statistics in Schools (SIS) activities and materials for the 2019-2020 school year spotlight the 2020 Census and the importance of making sure everyone is counted, especially children. They're easy for teachers to use for classroom instruction or distance learning, and for parents and caregivers to use with children in their homes. Download these resources for pre-K through 12th grade today. EXPLORE 2020 RESOURCES Get Involved Make a difference for schools, students, and communities. Learn about all the things you can do to promote SIS and a full count of children in the 2020 Census. GET INVOLVED Counting Children Newborn babies and children under 5 are often missed in the census, with consequences that can impact nearly their entire childhood. Learn more about the consequences—and the resources you can use, as an educator, to help children be counted. COUNT ALL CHILDREN 2020 Maps Capture the attention of students with large, colorful maps filled with fun census-based facts about the country and its territories. GET MAPS Get Timely SIS Updates Sign up for the newsletter that highlights timely SIS events and materials, including new activities for the 2019-2020 school year. SUBSCRIBE