Barriers to preferred type of child care in Alaska

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Definitions: Percent of parents who report types of barriers to child care for their 3-year-old among parents who prefer another type of child care other than what they are doing now.

Mothers of 3-year-old children were asked if they would prefer to use a type or place of child care other than what they were currently doing, even if they did not have child care arrangements at the time.  Between 2015 and 2019, 83% of the mothers answered "No" and 17% answered "Yes."   Only those who answered "Yes" were asked to identify one or more common barriers to the child care they sought.

Data Source: Alaska Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey (CUBS) 2-year moving averages from 2015-2016 through 2019-2020, Alaska Division of Public Health's Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit.

More data on this topic can be found using the Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey Data Visualization Tool Version 1.5.2: Alaska Department of Health, Division of Public Health, Section of Women's, Children's, and Family Health; accessed on: 2022-12-27.

Footnotes: The percentages reported above have been produced by weighting the survey results so that estimates better represent the Alaska population. 

Updated December 2022