Many families may desire or need to access child care outside of the home but are limited by the cost of care or cannot find an arrangement that aligns with their work or life demands.
As public sector budgets continue to shrink for support services and public school programs, and as the cost of unsubsidized care continues to rise, the pressure to equitably support all the children of Central Texas will increase.
Number of Public Pre-K Programs
Percentage of Families Needing Care for Children Under 5
Proximity of Child Care to Child Populations
Accreditation and even total number of facilities can vary greatly during the year, even by season. Analyses can be greatly affected depending on when data is gathered from the state or NAEYC.