child care portfolioAccessing affordable, quality child care has become even harder for working families as child care programs throughout California are closing their doors, according to the 2011 California Child Care Portfolio released by the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network.
2011 Portfolio Highlights -
San Diego County
Availability of licensed child care is declining, which poses challenges for working parents.
- Licensed care is available for only 34% of children with parents in the labor force.
- There has been a 5% increase in slots for child care centers but a 6% decrease in family child care homes.
- 14% of child care requests are for non-traditional hours such as evenings, weekends or overnight care. Family child care homes are the programs that would most likely fill those requests.
- 85% of parents with young children need full-time care
- 60% of children have parents in the workforce (note that there are only slots available for 34% of children with parents in the workforce.)
- 57% employment
- 22% school or training
- 24% search for employment
- 19% of children ages birth to 5 years are living in poverty
- 9852 children are on waitlists to receive child care subsidy
View the full San Diego County report of the 2011 Portfolio.
If you would like more information on meeting the child care needs of your employees contact Marie Lopez Stewart via e-mail or call 619-521-3055 ext. 2306.
portfolio findingsThis report is a series of statewide and county-by-county reports documenting licensed child care supply and demand in California. The data was collected from local child care resource and referral programs and prepared by the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network, a statewide organization.
Click the image below for the full statewide report.
Resource and referral programs (R&Rs) work to improve the quality, availability, and affordability of child care in local communities throughout the state.
YMCA Childcare Resource Service is the only state-funded R&R program serving all of San Diego County. Visit the R&R department page to learn more about our services.