Definition: Percentage of full- and/or part-time child care spaces in licensed facilities, by type of facility (e.g., in 2021, 15% of child care spaces in California's licensed child care centers were for part-time care only).
Data Source: California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, California Child Care Portfolio (Nov. 2022).
Footnote: Full-time child care spaces are for 30 or more hours of care per week; part-time spaces are for less than 30 hours per week. Child care centers are facilities that provide care for children during all or part of the day. These facilities may be large or small and can be operated independently by nonprofit organizations or by churches, school districts, or other organizations. Most child care centers are licensed by the California Dept. of Social Services (CDSS). In family child care homes, care for up to 14 children is offered in the home of the provider, often a parent. Family child care homes also are licensed by CDSS. N/A means that data are not available. California figures exclude counties for which data are not available.