Quick Facts

  • 903,500

    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

  • Homeless Woman
    15%

    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.

  • Doctor shining light in patient's eyes
    47 Million

    Women with access to new prevention-related services without paying more

    Eight new services are available under the health care law, explains HHS Secretary Sebelius in her recent blog.  See all 22 covered services for women

  • Father lecturing teen boy with mother in background
    9%

    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.

  • Children in Child Care

    number of children under age 5 in some type of child care setting every week

  • about 44% of girls and 27% of boys

    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.

  • Girls Born to Teen Parents are Almost 33%

    more likely to become teen parents themselves.

    FYSB and its partners at OAH, CDC, and the Indian Health Service are educating young people to end the cycle of teen pregnancy.

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