The Office of Child Care released the Characteristics of Families and Children Served by the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Based on Preliminary FY2019 Data.
CCDF child care subsidies help low-income families with children under age 13 pay for child care so that parents can work or participate in training or education activities. Parents typically receive subsidies in the form of vouchers that they can use with a provider of their choice — such as a relative, neighbor, child care center, or after-school program. States and Territories have a great deal of flexibility to establish child care subsidy policies to meet their needs. Thus, national data on the characteristics of families served masks a large degree of variation across individual States as observed in the preliminary FY 2019 data tables available at https://acf.hhs.gov/occ/data/fy-2019-ccdf-data-tables-preliminary.