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DC - ChildCareInAmericaFacts

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2011 Child Care in the State of:
District of Columbia
How many children and families are there?
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District of Columbia United States
Total residents 588,433 301,461,533Children age birth–4 years 35,809 20,860,344Children age birth–4 years in poverty 9,171 4,416,482Children age 5–11 40,230 27,914,577Total families 45,878 34,883,550Single-parent families 26,533 10,779,688Families in poverty 13,143 5,802,201
How many children under age 6 potentially need child care? District of Columbia United States
Children in two-parent families, both parents in labor force 11,526 8,971,157Children in single-parent families, parent in labor force 13,486 5,856,354Total children under age 6 potentially needing child care25,01214,827,511
How many working mothers are there? District of Columbia United States
With infants 4,740 2,502,858With children under age 69,7395,439,259With children under 18Married working mothers 12,360 15,149,864Single working mothers 17,305 6,713,060
How many centers/family child care homes are available?
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District of Columbia United States
Number of centers 330 119,550Percent of centers that are nationally accredited 31% 10%Family child care (FCC) homes 148 231,705Percent of FCC that are nationally accredited 8% 1%Total spaces/slots 23,679 11,551,742Percent of spaces in centers97%82%Percent of spaces in FCC 3% 19%
What kind of child care is requested?
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District of Columbia United States
Percent of requests for referrals received by CCR&Rs
For infant/toddler care 76% 40%For preschool-age care 19% 34%For school-age care 6% 25%For full-time care NR 84%For part-time care NR 17%For before/after-school care 9% 6%For nontraditional hours care 11% 10%
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Unless otherwise noted, statistics in these sections are from the American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau (www.census.gov),2005-2009 5-year estimates.
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Data are provided by the State CCR&R Network and are derived from CCR&R data. Capacity for Alabama, Delaware, Texas and Wisconsin was providedby state licensing offices. Percentages of slots by facility type may not total to 100 percent due to varying state definitions of provider types.NR: Not Reported

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