Child Care Information

Finding child care

All children — especially infants and toddlers — need a child care setting where they can thrive with caregivers who understand how to promote their healthy growth and development. Young children need a schedule that is responsive to their needs, including appropriate stimulation and time to rest. They need to be talked to and played with. They need love and attention. And they need the opportunity to form the kind of comfortable, secure relationship with a caregiver that will nurture their healthy emotional development. Learn more about what to look for in a quality child care setting.

Top Resources for Finding Childcare

Early Childhood
Early Childhood Success Indicators Currently Available on GHRconnects
Maternal/Infant Health

Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care

Teen Pregnancy Rate

Infant Mortality Rate

Infant Mortality Count

Non-marital Births

Babies with Low Birth Weight

Babies with Very Low Birth Weight

Pediatric Health

Age-Adjusted Hospitalizations Rate due to Pediatric Asthma

Age-Adjusted Hospitalizations Rate due to Pediatric Mental Health

Children with Health Insurance

Social Environment & Family Structure

Single Parent Households

Children (Under 6) with All Parents in Labor Force

Children in Foster Care

Child Abuse Rate

Early Education

Children Enrolled in Subsidized Childcare

Child Daycare Services Establishments

4 Year-Olds Served by the Virginia Preschool Initiative

School Readiness at Kindergarten Entry

Children Not Enrolled in School(Ages 3-17)


Child Food Insecurity Rate

Food-Insecure Children Likely Ineligible for Assistance

Children who are SNAP participants

Households Receving SNAP with children

Children with Low Access to Grocery Store

Students Eligible for the Free Lunch Program

Socioeconomic Stability

Young Children Living Below Poverty Level

Children Living Below 100% Poverty Level

Renters Spending 30% or More of Households Income on Rent

Additional family resources