2015 California Child Care Portfolio

Yesterday, the Child Care Resource & Referral Network published a report, 2015 California Child Care Portfolio, detailing what child care looks like in California "which presents a unique portrait of child care supply, demand, and cost statewide and county by county."

One of the most staggering statistics is that only 25% of children with working parents have a slot available to them.  

How Was Information Compiled?

"The child care data in this report was gathered with the assistance of local child care resource and referral programs (R&Rs). R&Rs work daily to help parents find child care that best suits their family and economic needs. They also work to build and support the delivery of high quality child care services in diverse settings throughout the state." ~ Child Care Resource & Referral Network

What Resources Will I Find?

There are two pagers for the state of California and one for each county afterward providing statistics regarding cost, availability, workforce, hours open and ages of children.

In addition to those, you will find a webinar audio recording with a discussion about the findings in the portfolio, an additional infographic, press release and county level data tables.

Additional information that would be easy to share on social media!

Does it look the same in your state?  How is it the same or different?  Share in the comments below!


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on ChildCareInfo.com is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building ChildCareInfo.com.