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Quality subsidized child care has decreased in Austin and Texas [Video]

The nonprofit organization Children at Risk recently shared a Child Care Desert Map detailing information from 2022 to 2023.

AUSTIN, Texas — A new study has revealed the availability of subsidized child care has decreased in Austin.

On Thursday, the nonprofit organization Children at Risk hosted a virtual press conference discussing the state of child care providers across Texas.

Additionally, there are 650 deserts for families currently working off of low-income salaries. Of these families, only one in five are able to access subsidized care for their children. 

Children at Risk defines child care deserts as ZIP codes where “the number of children under age 6 with working parents is three times greater than the licensed capacity of child care providers in the area.” Meanwhile, subsidized child care deserts are defined as ZIP codes with “at least 30 low-income children, ages 0-5, where the demand for subsidized child care … is three times greater or more than the …

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