Child Care Subsidy - Monthly average number of children in subsidized child care by age group

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The availability of child care subsidies to low-income families increases the opportunity for them to access high-quality care for their children, enhancing their school readiness and increasing the likelihood that parents remain employed.
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Definitions: Child care subsidies are available to low-income working families to increase the opportunity for parents to obtain high-quality child care for their children while they work.  The figures represent the monthly average over a fiscal year.

Age Group
Infant:  Birth to 1 year
Young Toddler:  1 to 2 years
Older Toddler:  2 to 3 years
Preschool:  3 years to the date the child enters kindergarten in a public or private school system
Young School-Age:  Kindergarten to the date the child enters the 4th grade of a public or private school system
Older School-Age:  4th grade of a public or private school system to 13 years of age.  Also includes children 13 and over but under 19 years of age incapable of caring for himself.

Data Source: Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning

Footnotes: Updated February 2018