NC Child Care Snapshot
This page provides a brief summary of child care demographics
of North Carolina. Compared to the national average, North Carolina has one
of the highest rates of working mothers with young children; thus, making the
need for child care one of the state's top priorities. Over 200,000 children
spend part or all of their day in regulated child care arrangements. The need
and availability of child care is essential for the State of North Carolina's
economic development and stability.
On this page, information about child care facilities regulated by the Division
and information about the Subsidized Child Care (SCC) Program is updated.
To review monthly reports for regulated and subsidized care, go to
Monthly Child Care Statistical Reports.
The 2003 Early Childhood Needs and Resources Assessment is also available as a valuable resource
tool for obtaining information for the entire state and for each of North Carolina's 100 counties.
The Snapshot is made up of 4 key categories:
North Carolina Demographics
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for selected Age Groups
|2013 Total Population
|2013 Children 0-4 years old
|2013 Children 5-9 years old
|2013 Children 10-14 years old
|2013 Total children under 18
|Children under 5 as percent of population
|Children under 18 as percent of population
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 (Census 2010 Profiles of General Demographic Characteristics)
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Child Care Highlights
| Child Care Centers |
| Number of regulated Child Care Centers
| Number of children enrolled in Child Care Centers
| Family Child Care Homes
| Number of regulated Family Child Care Homes
|Number of children enrolled in Family Child Care Homes
|Number of children served
| Total number of regulated facilities
| Total number of children enrolled in regulated facilities
Source, Division of Child Development and Early Education Monthly Statistical Summary Report - July 2014
Number of Children Served Receiving Subsidy - 76,887
The Current Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan
The CCDF Plan is North Carolina's largest source of federal child care funds. CCDF funds must be used by states for child care subsidies and
initiatives to improve the quality of child care. States are required to submit a biennial plan describing how CCDF funds will be used.
For additional information on any of these statistics, contact the Division at 800.859.0829.