April 1, 2020, is Census Day
Please share this webpage and accompanying documents with parents, teachers and anyone you may know with children under 5, as it is so important to ensure an accurate count.
The Census is your chance to make sure your community counts. More than $5 BILLION of North Carolina’s federal funding for children’s services is at stake in the census, so it’s critical to get the count right. That’s about $1,600 for each person in federal funding for the state.
Children under age 5 are one of the largest groups of undercounted people in the United States. That’s 73,000 young children in North Carolina at risk of being missed in the 2020 Census.
If missed in the Census, young children in hard to count communities also stand to suffer the most from reductions in funding to vital programs.
Because census results help determine where federal funds are distributed for programs that are important for children, an accurate count can shape a child’s future for the next decade and beyond. It’s important to count young children now so they have the resources they need as they grow up. It all begins with responding to the 2020 Census.
Learn more about the benefits of counting every child under 5, hard-to-count populations, and what you can do to help at our blog, 2020 Census: The Importance of Counting Every Child 5 and Under.
2020 Census Fact Sheets for Children Under 5
You can download these fact sheets here. Fact sheets are in English, Armenian, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and Vietnamese.
2020 Census Videos
The U.S. Census Bureau put some videos together. Feel free to watch and reshare!
- How can census data help inform funding for things that impact your community? Watch the video below to find out.
- What is the 2020 Census and what you can do to help? Watch the video below to find out.
- During the 2020 Census, it is so important to count kids under 5 to ensure proper federal funding so that their futures are successful. Check out this video of the little ones we need to count!
- Be there for our babies! Check out this video to learn more about why infants need to be prioritized not just in the New Jersey area, but in North Carolina and across America.
Social Media Samples
Below are social media posts you can use to help spread the word on your social media platforms. Feel free to add your logo to the graphics as well; just please do not block CCSA’s logo. And don’t forget to tag us!
- As the #2020Census approaches, it is so important to remember to count our children. The Census can shape YOUR community. You could help North Carolina receive new schools to ease overcrowded classrooms and further funding for pre-K for all.
- Count more this #2020Census! In 2010, nearly 1 million children (4.6% of children under the age of 5) weren’t counted. Accurate counts help determine funding for vital programs like foster care or Medicaid. Count our children to shape their future for the next decade and beyond!
- Your effort matters for the #2020Census! Keep all young children accounted for as we head into the next decade. You can help ensure success in their future!