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Complete Health Indicator Report of Child Care Numbers of Facilities

Definition

Child care numbers of facilities.

Numerator

The number of licensed child care facilities in the state, as reported by the Utah Department of Health, Child Care Licensing Program.

Denominator

N/A

Why Is This Important?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2015 American Community Survey, in families with children under 18, 62 percent reported either both parents were in the labor force or a single-parent householder participated in the labor force. Roughly 60 percent of Utah mothers with children under the age of six participated in the labor force; 49 percent of Utah mothers with children both under the age of six and between the ages of six through 17 participated in the labor force; and 72 percent of Utah mothers with children only aged six and older participated in the labor force. This means that Utah families have a significant need for safe, healthy child care services.

How Are We Doing?

Utah has 348 licensed child care centers, and 876 in-home licensed child care providers. The total number of child slots in centers is 30,673. The total number of child slots in in-home care is 10,683. (Dec. 2017 data)

Available Services

The Child Care Licensing Program offers Child Care Facilities File Checks to assist parents in the decision-making process when choosing a child care facility.[[br]] Our website, [http://childcarelicensing.utah.gov/ childcarelicensing.utah.gov] has great child care information for parents, providers and the public in general.


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Child Care Facility: Number of Facilities by Type of Facility, Utah, 2017

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Facility TypeNumber of Facilities
Record Count: 5
Center Child Care322
Hourly Child Care15
Out of School Time Program11
Licensed Family777
Residential Certificate99

Data Source

Child Care Licensing Program, Bureau of Child Development, Division of Family Health and Preparedness, Utah Department of Health

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

Page Content Updated On 12/19/2017, Published on 12/20/2017
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Content updated: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:35:45 MST