Since 1997, the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network has produced the biennial California Child Care Portfolio. This presents a unique portrait of child care supply, demand, and cost statewide and county-by-county, as well as information on employment, poverty, and family budgets. The child care data in this report is gathered with the assistance of local child care resource and referral programs. This publication has consistently been relied on by policymakers, business leaders, health care professionals, educators, planning agencies, and child advocates to understand the child care needs of California families.

For more information contact: Research Director, Gemma DiMatteo at or at 415-494-4649.

For additional data needs, fill out our data request form here.

View a recording of the webinar where we go over the main findings and insights, or download the slides.

2019 California Child Care Portfolio

Statewide Information

Press Summary

Understanding the Data

California Data

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2019 California Child Care Portfolio

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2017 Portfolio

2015 Portfolio

2013 Portfolio

2011 Portfolio

2009 Portfolio

2007 Portfolio