The State of Child Care in America


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The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the primary federal funding source for child care subsidies to help eligible low-income and working families access child care and to improve the quality of child care for all children.

What is CCDBG?

The need for Child Care funding

Percentage of eligible young children served

How the state will use funds

Percentage of children under 6 with all available parents in the workforce

* Note: The data are based on authors' calculation of data from U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Calculations are based on the federal income eligibility threshold of 85 percent of state median income for families with children under age 5.

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