Our Whole Community Approach
Our Whole Community Approach brings together community stakeholders, from child care business owners, to employers, families and regional planners, who benefit from plentiful and quality child care to determine the desired outcomes for child care for their community.
51% of people in the United States live in a child care desert. In rural America, the number is more than 60%.
A child care desert is any census tract with more than 50 children under age 5 that contains either no child care providers or so few options that there are more than three times as many children as licensed child care slots.
*Source: Center for American Progress