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!
- Care requests by age group and schedules: http://bit.ly/1MS1ukV
- Licensed center-based slots by age group: http://bit.ly/1kAVoPK
- Change in licensed center-based care: http://bit.ly/1WWE4ps
- Change in licensed family child care home: http://bit.ly/1HQSAIq
- Facilities offering evening/weekend/overnight care: http://bit.ly/1X3hgzb
- Average annual cost of care – Licensed Centers: http://bit.ly/1HQSIHV
- Average annual cost of care – Licensed FCCH: http://bit.ly/1lrU1TR
Does it look the same in your state? How is it the same or different? Share in the comments below!