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.
Mean Number of Children per Adult Provider for Children Under Age 6 and Not Yet in Kindergarten
** Urban/rural difference = p < 0.05
*** Urban/rural difference = p < 0.01