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Health Indicator Report of Child Care Numbers of Facilities

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.

Child Care Facility: Number of Facilities by Type of Facility, Utah, 2016

Data Source

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

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

How Are We Doing?

Utah has 327 licensed child care centers, and 879 in-home licensed child care providers. The total number of child slots in centers is 28,803. The total number of child slots in in-home care is 10,698. (Oct. 2016 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.
Page Content Updated On 10/13/2016, Published on 10/13/2016
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Content updated: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:48:06 MST