How Far are Early Care and Education Arrangements from Children’s Homes?

Publication Date: February 27, 2017


This fact sheet provides nationally representative estimates of the distances between families’ homes and the regular nonparental care they use for children 5 years and under.

The fact sheet present estimates separately for:

  • infants/toddlers and preschoolers
  • different levels of household income-to-poverty ratio
  • selected types of ECE providers

Estimates show that regardless of age, about half of the children in unpaid, individual care are cared for in their own homes.

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