Child Care Bureau

Maintained/created by: Administration of Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services
Geographic unit of data: U.S. national; U.S. state

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Users can get data on child care programs and child care expenditures. The Child Care Bureau is housed under the Office of Family Assistance portion of the Administration of Children and Families. The Child Care Bureau’s purpose is to promote access to affordable, high quality child care and after-school programs. Through the administration of the Child Care and Development Fund, the Child Care Bureau provides financial assistance to low-income families and oversees the implementation of state child care policies and programs.

The website provides a variety of information regarding the administration, laws and regulations of the Child Care and Development Fund. All the information is available for download in Word or PDF formats. Users can also view data tables regarding child care program statistics and Care and Development Expenditures. Child care program statistics includes information about number of children and families served, and percentages by age group, race/ ethnicity, payment method or type and place of care. Information is organized by state. All data tables can be downloaded as Excel files of PDF files.

Data Notes

Data tables are available for each year since 1998. The most recent data available is from 2008.