Estimates of Child Care Eligibility and Receipt for Fiscal Year 2006. Conclusion


Based on federal parameters that determine permissible eligibility, an estimated 14.57 million children were potentially eligible to receive child care subsidies in 2006. Roughly 2.51 million children, or one out of six (17 percent) federally-eligible children, received subsidized care through CCDF or related government funding streams in an average month of fiscal year 2006, with rates of coverage varying by age and poverty status.

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