Early Learning Facilities in California
More than 70% of centers and 63% of family child care homes need moderate or major renovations.*
Since 2008, the state lost 30% of licensed family child care spaces. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the problem of limited spaces.*
60% of California’s children live in a child care desert*
*Source: Manship, K. and Muenchow, S. (2020). Early Childhood Facilities: What Research Tells Us. California For all Kids Knowledge Brief.