1 Estimate based on microsimulations using the Urban Institute's TRIM3 model, guidelines in the state's 1997-99 CCDF state plan, and three years of Current Population Survey data (calendar years 1995-97).
3 Estimates based on state administrative data reported to the Child Care Bureau and adjusted to reflect children funded through CCDF only. 1998 figures based on April-September 1998.
5 Waiting list data were obtained and compiled by the Urban Institute from the Florida Department of Children and Families, the state child care agency.
6 Information in this section was obtained and compiled by the Urban Institute from the Florida Children's Forum, a statewide child care resource and referral agency.
8 Florida Children's Forum, "Charting the Progress of Child Care in Florida," June 1998, p. 5.
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