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Table 4 Number of preschool children under 6 years old, percentage in center-based programs, non-parental care, and percentage in various types of primary care arrangements, 2005

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

Child and family characteristic Number of children, ages 0 to 5 (in thousands) Percent in center-based programs Head Start Other center-based Parental care only Family child care Relative
Total preschool children 20,665 36.1 5.1 27.3 39.8 8.3 15.4
Age        
Under 1 year 3,519 12.0 1.2 10.0 57.7 9.2 17.2
1 year old 3,988 16.9 0.7 15.0 48.5 11.1 19.1
2 years old 4,093 28.7 3.5 22.7 44.9 10.7 14.3
3 years old 4,070 42.5 5.3 33.2 34.0 7.6 16.7
4 years old 3,873 69.2 13.2 48.2 20.9 4.0 10.4
5 years old 1,123 68.7 10.4 48.4 21.1 4.6 13.6
  1. Note. From Digest of Education Statistics, 2006.