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National and State Child Care Data Overview

The Brief

Nearly 24 million children ages 5 and under live in the United States, with 63% living in households in which all parents work. The demand for child care—as both a workforce support and to help young children build a quality foundation for lifelong learning—is clear. BPC’s new data-driven tool provides information at both the state and national levels on children and families, child care funding streams, and child care providers.

Explore the tool now by selecting your state, or scroll down for national data on children, child care funding, and providers.

How to Use:
Select a State or the National data to view its breakdown.
Browse with arrows or scroll bar.

National Data

Children and Families

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