Census Bureau Launches ‘Children Count Too’ Awareness Campaign Featuring Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer

Accurate Census Data on Children Critical to Billions in Federal Funding and Community Planning

WASHINGTON, DC– The U.S. Census Bureau today launched a “Children Count Too” public awareness campaign reminding parents to include babies and young children on their 2010 Census forms. Most of the nation’s 120 million households will begin receiving census questionnaires by mail between March 15 and March 17.

“A complete and accurate count of our nation’s youngest is critical to their health and education, and the future strength of our communities and labor force,” said Census Bureau Director Robert Groves at a news conference at Mary’s Center, a nonprofit maternal and child care center serving immigrant communities in Washington.
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