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Virginia child care mapping project


Child Care Aware of Virginia's child care mapping project is designed to enable viewers to see the various types of child care programs throughout Virginia. Overlayed with child poverty data (varying shades of red with red shading darkening as poverty levels increase), it is clear that some high poverty areas have few licensed child care programs for families. Alternatively, purple maps offer an overlay related to the percentage of children in working families (e.g., as the purple shade becomes darker, a greater percentage of children have all available parents in the workforce).  Each of the maps can be viewed from a statewide perspective or viewers can zoom in to see counties, communities, or neighborhoods. A legend within each map denotes the type of child care (e.g., licensed or voluntarily registered homes, licensed centers, license-exempt care, etc.). The maps below can be viewed and are interactive (i.e., users can check or uncheck variables they would like to see in the map). Data reflects operating status as of October 2022. (author abstract)

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Interactive Tools
United States

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