Use Data to Estimate Child Care Supply and Demand
Use these resources to find out if there is an adequate supply of child care in communities within your state, territory, or Tribe.
Interactive Tools to Identify Child Care Deserts
Use these interactive tools to map child care supply and demand in your community.
This web-based tool displays variation in local child care supply, adjusting for population density, and identifies the capacity of nearby child care providers.
This interactive map quantifies the supply of, and potential need for, and gaps in child care in 35 states in 2019.
Use Data to Create Maps to Inform Decisions
Find out how to use child care data to create maps that show where child care is needed and to inform decisions about services.
This resource assists leaders in using maps to understand and improve child care access.
This webinar explores mapping terms, concepts, and resources and how two states use mapping in their ECE work.
This webinar discusses what child care deserts are, how to recognize them, and how to assess the impact on communities through data-driven analysis.
This breakout session on child care deserts and building the supply of child care was presented at the 2022 State and Territory Administrators Meeting.