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Table 3 Percentage of children under 6 years old in type of ECEC, by age 1 Type of Non-Parental Arrangement

From: Early Childhood Education and Care in the United States: An Overview of the Current Policy Picture

  Children Total In-Relative Care In Non-Relative Care In Center-Based Program No Non-Parental Arrangement
Characteristic (In thousands) (Percent in non-parental care) Percent Percent Percent Percent
TOTAL 21,421 60 21 18 31 40
Age/3       
Less than 1 year 4,158 45 24 17 7 55
1 years old 4,027 50 24 19 11 50
2 years old 4,007 54 19 20 19 46
3 years old 4,126 68 21 19 41 32
4 years old 4,065 78 18 15 65 22
5 years old 1,038 84 15 17 75 16
  1. Note. Estimates are based on children under 6 not yet in kindergarten in the 1995 NHES.
  2. Note. Columns do not add up to total because some children participated in more than one type of arrangement. From Child Care and Early Education Program Participation of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers, by U.S. Department of Education.