Children Now has released their 2020-21 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-being, an incredible county-by county compendium of the metrics that really matter in ensuring children have the strong start they need for a safe, healthy and happy future. The scorecard presents data across four domains: health, education, child welfare and early childhood. On the whole, Santa Clara County’s early childhood data compare well against state averages, as we should expect for one of the wealthiest parts of the state. Even so, there are some troubling findings. Fewer than one third of children in working families have access to licensed childcare. More than 40% of children ages 3 and 4 are not enrolled in preschool or transitional kindergarten. While 97% of children enter kindergarten with their required vaccinations, only 36% of children 0-5 in the county have an annual visit to the dentist. The report findings should provide a useful starting point for local leaders looking to build back better in response to the impact of COVID-19 on Santa Clara County.