Child Care State Fact Sheets

Child Care in America Today

Nearly 11 million children under age 5 are in some type of child care setting every week. On average, the children of Inline Imageworking mothers spend 36 hours a week in such care. About one-third of these children are in multiple child care arrangements. Parents have a hard time finding child care, a harder time affording it, and too often it is of dubious quality.

  Child Care in America: 2013 -- National Summary of key data related to child care. 

Child Care in America: 2013 -- Full Book (National Summary of key data and all state fact sheets)

For individual state fact sheets, click on the states below. 

Alabama Illinois Montana Rhode Island
Alaska Indiana Nebraska South Carolina
Arizona Iowa Nevada South Dakota
Arkansas Kansas New Hampshire Tennessee
California Kentucky New Jersey Texas
Colorado Louisiana New Mexico Utah
Connecticut Maine New York Vermont
District of Columbia Maryland North Carolina Virginia
Delaware Massachusetts North Dakota Washington
Florida Michigan Ohio West Virginia
Georgia Mississippi Oklahoma Wisconsin
Hawaii Missouri Oregon Wyoming
Idaho Minnesota Pennsylvania