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Tools for Analyzing Child Count Data

National Child Count

Tools for Analyzing Child Count Data

National Child Count

This page was last updated on Feb 11, 2019 at 4:42 pm


There are several tools available that can help analyze child count data. They are highlighted below with some suggested tips on how to use them.

Annual Online Report

Filter state level data and compare with National data. Get report of all individual state data in a downloadable spreadsheet format.

  • Quick look at state data
  • Allows you to download and generate state level reports, graphs and charts


Select your state from the state filter drop-down on the report page.

State filter dropdown

The online reports will be reduced to just the data for the selected state.

State data report

Use the Export button next to the filter box to download the state data to a spreadsheet file. State-level data can be looked at multiple ways from this format, including creating data charts for presentations.

Interactive Online Maps

Quickly look at child count data across years with pop up map, drill down by number or percent. 

  • Nice graphics for reports/presentations
  • Percentage tables gives a different look at data


Click on your state to get an overview and interactive graph.

Child count map with interactive graph

Choose tabs across the top to change categories and tabs on the left to change variables. Features on the map and data tables below will change accordingly.

Interactive map with data tabs on top and left

Full numeric and percentage data tables are displayed below the map.

Interactive map with data tables below

Longitudinal Data Files

(Currently 2007 - 2012. 2013 - 2017 coming soon!)

  • These files are broken down by various categories
  • Allows NCDB and states to generate trend reports, charts and graphs

Self-Assessment Guide

It is a guide for comprehensive planning, but also the pre-populated data tables are helpful.

  • Compare individual state against Part C proportions (Table 1)
  • Compare individual state against national DB proportions (Table 2)
  • Compare individual state against national DB age distribution (Table 3)
  • Compare percent change between ages against national DB (Table 4)
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