FY 2015 Final Data Table 14 - Average Monthly Hours for Children In Care By Age Group and Care Type

Publication Date: March 9, 2018
Age Group Child's Home Family Home Group Home Center Weighted Averages
0 to 146 158 145 161 159
1 to 156 166 151 168 166
2 to 153 166 153 169 167
3 to 151 168 153 168 166
4 to 154 164 149 161 161
5 to 142 145 128 138 139
6 to 124 127 108 108 112
13+ yrs 125 121 100 98 112
National 136 147 135 144 144

Data as of: 13-NOV-2017

Notes applicable to this report: 

  1. The source for this table is ACF-801 data for FY 2015.
  2. Nationally, 0.6% of the children served with CCDF funds were excluded from the above table because either their age was missing or invalid or their setting information was invalid, due to out-of-range or missing care type, hours, or payment.
  3. Average hours per month were based on sums of hours per month in categories divided by counts of children in categories as further defined below.  
  4. All percentages are based on "adjusted" numbers of families and children, unless otherwise indicated. These "adjusted" numbers represent the number funded through CCDF only (which includes Federal Discretionary, Mandatory, and Matching Funds; TANF transfers to CCDF; and State Matching and Maintenance of Effort Funds). The "adjusted" number is the raw or "unadjusted" number reported by the State multiplied by its pooling factor, as reported on the ACF-800.  This report takes this factor into consideration in calculating the "adjusted" numbers or percentages.
  5. All States provide an actual unadjusted count of families served each month.  For States reporting full population data, the number of child records reported each month were directly counted.  However, for States that only submit samples, the ratio of children-to-families was determined each month from the samples and then multiplied by the reported number of families to obtain an estimate of the unadjusted number of children served each month.  The unadjusted average number of families and children was obtained from the monthly numbers in the FY, as reported on the ACF-801 summary (header) record.
  6. At the time of publication, Arkansas had submitted 10 months of ACF-801 data for FY 2015. All other States and Territories had submitted the full 12 months of data. 
  7. For children served by multiple providers, the child's count is proportioned based on the ratio of the monthly hours with each provider divided by the monthly total hours of service. The average hours and payments for each State-month combination are based on the sum of hours in each category divided by the sum of proportional counts in each category. The State's annual results are determined by calculating a weighted average of the monthly results where the weight was the "adjusted" number of children served in each month. The National results shown above represent a weighted average of the State's fiscal annual results, where the weight for each State is the average monthly "adjusted" number of children served in each State for the fiscal year.
  8. Some States have been reporting the maximum number of hours authorized rather than the actual number of service hours provided. 


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