Patterns of Child Care Use for Preschoolers in Los Angeles County
High quality child care is especially important for child development. In this report, we examine child care in Los Angeles County in 2000-2001. Non-parental child care was used by 37 percent of children ages 0 to 5 who were not yet in kindergarten or school. Our results suggest that universal preschool and high-quality child care programs may be especially important for children from poorer families.