Capacity of licensed child care centers

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Definitions: The combined total capacity of Class A and Class B child care centers. Capacity reflects the total number of children that can be legally cared for in a particular center.

Data Source: Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, Bureau of Licensing, Baton Rouge, LA

Footnotes: Capacity is determined by the DCFS Bureau of Licensing based upon a facility’s physical characteristics and size. Because many centers do not operate at full capacity for various reasons (including quality, staffing difficulties, low demand, etc.), the actual number of children served in licensed settings is likely to be  lower than the maximum capacity.