We Count

Census Resources for Educators

The importance of the U.S. Census to the well-being of children and the strength of their public schools cannot be overstated.

Using census data, the federal government allocates tens of billions of dollars in education funds to states and localities annually using formulas that factor in population and poverty levels.

An accurate census count is the critical first step to helping educators address the needs of every child who walks through their doors. The census count happens only once every 10 years; when we undercount young children, the consequences can last most of their childhood.

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Order a Census Poster and Toolkit for your Classroom, School, or Campus

The Group

Designed by artist Marka27, these vibrant posters reflect the diversity of our students and are designed to encourage them to participate in the census.

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Digital Only

Choose this option to access our digital toolkit and access downloads of all the posters, flyers, stickers, lesson plans, and more.

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Ayden

Order a poster for free and receive access to loads of materials that will inspire students and their families to fill out their census.

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Ana

Order a poster for free and receive access to loads of materials that will inspire students and their families to fill out their census.

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Asma

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Aliyah

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Alex

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Lesson Plans & Activities

Activities designed specifically by educators for PreK-12 and ELL/Adult ESL students spotlight the 2020 census and the importance of making sure everyone is counted, especially children.

Key Dates for the 2020 Census

Share these graphics to raise awareness of the 2020 census

Additional Resources

Census.gov
Official government website 

Statistics In Schools
Activities and lesson plans from the U.S. Census Bureau 

CensusCounts.org
A collaborative campaign to make sure that the 2020 Census is fair and accurate