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Your partnership is critical to our success!

Babies Count is a national registry of children ages birth to 36 months with visual impairments that collaborates with public and private agencies to gather information regarding children, their vision conditions, and programs that support them and their families. This data is critically needed in the State of Wisconsin to aid in the identification of children with vision conditions, improve our early intervention programs, and forecast the number of children who may require specialized education services under the criteria for visual impairment once they are school aged.

If you or your agency work with a child birth to 36 months with a vision impairment, please fill out this brief contact form with your information, so we can get you started: Feel free to share this information with your schools, agencies, and families.

Visit Babies Count website to learn more!

Agency and Provider Resources

2021 Babies Count Data: Top 10

2020 Results Babies Count—National data collection from Babies Count in 2020

2017 Results Babies Count—National data collection from Babies Count in 2017

Babies Count Agency Announcement—General announcement and description of Babies Count in a handout form
Spanish version     |     Hmong version

Agency Lead Instructions—Directions for agency lead describing process for adding providers to your agency account and viewing your agency data

Babies Count: Agency Lead Instructional Video:  See how easy it is to log in to the Babies Count website, add providers and view your data

Babies Count Call to Action—Professional journal article about Babies Count from national program lead

Babies Count Provider Training—Slides for the Babies Count Provider Training

Parent Consent—Please have all families sign this consent form before completing the Babies Count survey and fax it to Colleen Kickbush
     Spanish version    |    Hmong version

Provider Instructions—Directions for providers describing process for logging in and creating a survey online

Babies Count: Provider Instructional Video:  Easy to follow instructions for providers to log on to the Babies Count system and create surveys with families

Survey for Babies Count—Paper survey can be used with families and entered online by provider, agency, or state lead

Survey Tracking Sheet—Tracking chart for agencies and providers to use to track your Babies Count survey codes for the children on your caseload.
Important: If using the Survey Tracking Sheet, please save securely to your agency computer. Do NOT save to the Google Drive as these may contain PII.

Functional Vision Screening Tool for children who are birth to three years old. This tool is intended to assist a caregiver and Birth to 3 provider in determining when it might be appropriate to refer a child (birth to 3 years old) for vision testing.

For questions or additional information please contact the WI Babies Count Coordinator, Colleen Kickbush at or 414-403-8683.

In partnership with
American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and Vision Forward Association