See data related to child care, early childhood education, census, and Chicago Community Area profiles.

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Cook County Child Care Data

Number and capacity of child care programs (Updated April 2024)

Cook County Census Data

Child population, children with parents in the labor force, children in poverty, children in low-income families (below 200% of poverty level), and the race or ethnicity of the general population. (Updated January 2024)

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Chicago Community Area Profiles

These profiles present key indicators of need within the 77 Chicago Community Areas, including the number of children in poverty, the unemployment rate, linguistic isolation, and public health statistics. Updated: Spring 2024

Legislative District Profiles

To help you advocate effectively, we have compiled profiles that detail the current early childhood landscape in your district.

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Available Data

We release data only in a form that respects the privacy of providers and families. Individual names or addresses will not be shared.

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Connect with IAFC’s Research Team!

For more information and questions, please email:

David Alexander, Ph.D.
Director of Research

Marcia Stoll
Assistant Director of Research

Arunima Mehrotra
Senior Research Associate

Alejandra Flores
Research & Evaluation Analyst

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