Remember our children!

While the U.S. Census count determines funding for schools, public assistance programs, libraries and more, children are most commonly left out. It’s important to count kids — even newborns — when filling out the Census form.

“We need to count everyone, including newborn babies … because it will be affecting them for the next 10 years of their life,” says Samantha Valadez, Field Director for Communities for a New California Education Fund.

Count children in the home where they sleep most of the time. If a child splits time between homes, count them where they are living on April 1, 2020.

Be sure to count all children who live in your home, including foster children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and children of friends living with you even if it’s on a temporary basis.

Count newborn babies — even those who are born on April 1, 2020 — at the home where they will live and sleep most of the time (even if they’re still in the hospital).

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