Understanding Infant and Toddler Child Care Deserts
Examines the availability of licensed infant-toddler child care in nine states and the District of Columbia, with a focus on how rural communities are disproportionately affected by a limited or complete lack of access to child care services. Features discussion on consequences of child care deserts and offers policy recommendations to increase the supply of licensed child care.
Steven Jessen-Howard, Rasheed Malik, Simon Workman, Katie Hamm
Center for American Progress
Access · Child care · Children and youth · Families · Policy · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Indiana · Maryland · Mississippi · Montana · North Carolina · Ohio · Oregon · Vermont · West Virginia