families per month received child care assistance in FY 2011. Learn more about the Child Care and Development Fund.
- More than 460,900
child care providers received CCDF funds in FY 2011. Learn more about the Child Care and Development Fund
Overall poverty rate in 2011
That's 46.2 million people—statistically unchanged from 15.1 percent in 2010. The poverty rate of children living in single female-headed families was 47.6 percent, over four times the rate of children in married-couple families (10.9 percent). See the Census report.
- 1 in 3
Today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese.
Of young men between ages 12 and 16 in 1996 became fathers before turning 20
According to new estimates from the Child Trends Research Brief, which presents some information about characteristics of teen fathers at the birth of their first child.
ages 15-19, have spoken with their parents about both abstinence and birth control.
About 65% of girls and 53% of boys received formal sex education on both topics, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.