Licensed Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Providers by State and Other Areas: 2005

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 560):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 61 rows and 6 columns.

Centers as of February; family child care providers as of August. Licensed programs are required to have permission from the state to operate and must meet specified family child care or center standards. Some states may call their regulatory processes certification or registration. Family child care providers are programs that operate in the licensee’s residence with at least one provider


  1. Voluntary licensing for family child care homes caring for four or fewer children.
  2. Voluntary registration for family child care homes caring for five or fewer children.
  3. Voluntary licensing for centers and family child care homes.
  4. The state also has certified family child care homes. Information reported was only for licensed family
    child care homes.
  5. Voluntary registration for family child care homes.
  6. Voluntary licensing for public assistance reimbursement programs and programs caring for three or fewer
  7. The state also has voluntarily registered family day care homes.
  8. The state also has legally exempt child care.
  9. The state also certifies small family care homes that wish to receive state subsidy reimbursement.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.