Percent of children under 6 with all parents working that can be served by licensed child care capacity in North Dakota

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Definitions: Percent of children ages 0-5 with all parents working that can be served by the licensed child care capacity. Percent is calculated as: child care capacity/(population ages 0-5*percent of all parents working).

Only licensed facilities are included in the percentage, and licensed school age programs are excluded to match the age range. 

Not all children ages 0-5 with all parents working will need child care, so this percentage is not expected to be 100%. However, this measure provides context for how many children ages 0 to 5 with working parents could be served by the licensed capacity. Also, facilities are licensed to care for children ages 0-13, so some slots may be used for older children and may overestimate the availability for children ages 0-5.

Data Source: Child care data (numerator): North Dakota Department of Human Services
Population ages 0-13 (part of denominator): U.S. Census populations with bridged race categories from the National Center for Health Statistics. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race.htm 
Children with all parents working (part of denominator): U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, Table B23008

Footnotes: UPDATED - March 2021 (Note: Data for 2021 is not reliably available due to a switch in data systems at the Department of Human Services)
DATE - Child care capacity data matches data for February of reference year. Population estimates are for the vintage year two years prior. Census data for percent of all parents working matches the five-year ACS estimates from two years prior. Example: 2020 data matches Feb. 2020 child care capacity, population estimates from 2018, and Census estimates from 2014-2018. 
NOTE - Data that is above 100% is reported as 100%.