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Early Care and Education Arrangements of Children under Age Five

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Children under age five are about as likely to participate in nonparental care arrangements as they were in the mid-1990s.

Children in nonparental care are now more likely to participate in center programs and less likely to receive care from family child care providers.

Children in families with income both above and below 200 percent of the poverty threshold experienced a decline in family child care.

Children are less likely to be in care arrangements that require out-of-pocket financial contributions from their families than they were two decades ago.