Education partners are critical to helping the U.S. Census Bureau reach hard-to-count Californians. Historically, children have been an undercounted population in our state. To help us count every child, we must involve parents, teachers, and administrators.
This toolkit includes tailored support materials and resources, which will be key in making your outreach efforts effective. It is imperative that educators are well-equipped with information and resources – to ensure that every Californian is counted in the 2020 Census!
- California State Library Letter: Census 2020 Planning – State Support for County Outreach and Upcoming Deadlines (PDF)
- U.S. Census Bureau: Race and Ethnicity (PDF)
- U.S. Census Bureau: 2020 Census at a Glance
- U.S. Census Bureau: Milestones and Timeline
- U.S. Census Bureau: Why We Ask Fact Sheet (PDF)
Early Childhood Education (0-5)
- U.S. Census Bureau: Counting Young Children in the 2020 Census (PDF)
- Scholastic, Inc. and U.S. Census Bureau Coloring Book – Everybody Counts! / Todo el mundo cuenta! (Spanish)
- Scholastic, Inc. and U.S. Census Bureau Story Book: Everybody Counts! / Todo el mundo cuenta! (Spanish)
- First Five California
- California School Curriculum – Census 2020 Count Me In (PDF)
- U.S. Census Bureau: Census 101 for Students (PDF)
- U.S. Census Bureau: Statistics in Schools
- California Census Communication Toolkit for Schools (K-12) – Coming Soon!
- California Census Communication Toolkit for Colleges and Universities – Coming Soon!
U.S. Census Bureau FAQs
The census is so important that your response is required by law, and your answers are kept completely confidential. By the same law, the Census Bureau can only use your responses to produce statistics.
We are conducting this survey under the authority of Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 141 and 193. You are not required to respond to this survey if it does not display a valid OMB approval number.
The Census Bureau is required by law to protect your information. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify you or your household. Per the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, your data are protected from cybersecurity risks through screening of the systems that transmit your data.
Yes. The Census Bureau takes the responsibility to protect your information very seriously. The law puts in place very stringent measures to protect your information. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify you or your household. All Web data submissions are encrypted in order to protect your privacy.
In 2020, less than half of children under 18 in the United States are projected to be non-Hispanic White alone (49.8 percent of the projected total number of 73.9 million children) – that is, the population of single-race children who are White and are not of Hispanic origin. In comparison, in 2020 about 72 percent of children are projected to be White alone, regardless of Hispanic origin.
Search for these and many other Census 2020 FAQs on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Frequently Asked Questions database.