This information on the need for and availability of early care and education programs for low-income children in Chicago is meant to serve as a planning tool for community organizations, churches, businesses, schools, foundations and City and State officials to ensure that quality educational programs are available for Chicago's low-income children.
It is part of an ongoing effort to present up-to-date, relevant information about community conditions, assets, and needs for all Chicago community areas, and it contains:
- Understanding the Data – Sources of the data and assumptions used in the data.
- Research and Data Resources – A summary of recent surveys of Chicago families and what they reveal about child care needs and preferences.
- Community Area Profiles – Detailed profiles of eligibility, supply, and utilization for Chicago and the community areas.
- Indicator Maps – Maps displaying key trends and indicators affecting child care and education demand.
The information presented has been prepared by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, under contract with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, with data collected from a wide range of sources.
Note: Moving forward, this website will be updated over the summer to reflect enrollment and slots data of the most recent school year.
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