CCDBG Participation At All Ages
Feb 07, 2011
CLASP's latest factsheet, CCDBG Participation in 2009, provides answers to a range of questions about the 1.6 million children receiving child care assistance through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). For example: what are the ages of children who receive assistance; in what settings are children cared for; and what are the racial/ethnic backgrounds of children participating?
Two additional factsheets, Infants and Toddlers in CCDBG: 2009 Update and School-Age Children in CCDBG: 2009 Update, highlight key information about the younger and older sets of children served in CCDBG, as well as funding targeted to meet the needs of these children.
Based on newly released administrative data from the Office of Child Care, all three factsheets highlight the great variability among states in their child care assistance programs. For example, among 20 states, infants and toddlers made up one-third or more of all children served by CCDBG. Similarly, the share of school-age children receiving CCDBG assistance varied by state, ranging from 0 to 44 percent.