Child Care Arrangements in Urban and Rural Areas. Number of Children per Adult Provider

06/30/2008

The number of children in care for each adult provider is sometimes used when describing the environments of care arrangements.  Figure 5 displays the mean number of children per adult care provider across several types of non-parental arrangements.  The NHES results did not show statistical differences for center programs and relatives, but did show statistical differences in these means for children receiving care from non-relatives.

Figure 5:
Mean Number of Children per Adult Provider for Children Under Age 6 and Not Yet in Kindergarten

Figure 5

  ** Urban/rural difference = p < 0.05
*** Urban/rural difference = p < 0.01

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