Estimates of Child Care Eligibility and Receipt for Fiscal Year 2009. IV. Conclusion


Based on federal parameters that determine permissible eligibility, an estimated 13.76 million children were potentially eligible to receive child care subsidies in 2009. Roughly 2.51 million children, or 18 percent of federally-eligible children, received subsidized care through CCDF or related government funding streams in an average month of fiscal year 2009, with rates of coverage varying by age and poverty status.

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