KidsCount Ranks Iowa #6 In The Nation For The Well-Being Of Kids

Des Moines, Iowa — An annual report on child well-being has ranked Iowa sixth in the nation.

The annual KidsCount report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Iowa ranks near the top nationally in areas like the number of high schoolers graduating on time. Anne Discher, executive director of Common Good Iowa, says Iowa has a lot of room for improvement in other areas.

Discher says the report shows Iowa parents also continue to face challenges around obtaining affordable and accessible childcare.

The KidsCount report ranked Iowa third in the category of economic well-being, ninth for education, and 11th for children’s health.