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The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health | December 13, 2011

Released Today: New Child Care Data for All California Counties

Data released today from the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network measuring the cost, availability, and potential demand for child care in all 58 counties now are available on These data show that in California, the average annual cost for child care for infants in licensed care centers was more than $11,000 in 2009. These data indicate, too, that licensed child care was available in 2010 for an estimated 25% of California children ages 0-12 with working parents.


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In Context: Child Care

High-quality child care centers and homes deliver consistent, developmentally sound, and emotionally supportive care and education. Research indicates that high-quality early care and education can have long-lasting positive effects. Specifically, high-quality child care before age 5 is related to higher levels of school readiness, academic achievement, educational attainment, and behavioral/emotional functioning during elementary, middle, and high school.

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