Child Care in the Twelfth Federal Reserve District: Snapshots by State

Child care is an economic necessity. It enables parents to participate in the work force and is essential for reducing gender and racial disparities in economic participation. But even prior to the COVID-19 crisis, the child care sector faced significant challenges, which the pandemic has heightened.

These Child Care Snapshots provide data profiles of the child care market in each of the nine states that comprise the Twelfth Federal Reserve District: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

The snapshots offer a look at the cost and availability of child care in each state, as well as data on provider costs and subsidy usage. A snapshot for the United States is also included.

These snapshots build on Child Care, COVID-19, and our Economic Future,” a Community Development Research Brief by Bina Shrimali. For related resources, see Investing in the Future of Child Care.