In­side: Con­necti­cut fam­i­lies live in child care “deserts,”

Stamford Advocate (Sunday) - - Front Page - Source: Cen­ter for Amer­i­can Progress

The Cen­ter for Amer­i­can Progress de­fines a child care desert as a U.S. Cen­sus tract with more than 50 chil­dren un­der age 5 and no child care providers or so few that there are more than three times as many chil­dren as li­censed day care slots.

44%

Per­cent­age of peo­ple in Con­necti­cut in a child care desert

41%

Per­cent­age of white peo­ple liv­ing in child care deserts

52%

Per­cent­age black

51%

Per­cent­age His­panic/ Latino

54%

Per­cent­age be­low av­er­age in­come

41%

Per­cent­age above av­er­age in­come

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