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Data Visualization Tool
Brighter Futures Indiana Data Center, created in 2019 by the Indiana Family and Social Services Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning and Early Learning Indiana, is a data visualization tool. It provides demographic and program data on capacity, quality, supply, demand, affordability, subsidized care, and types of early childhood education programs and services. The public tool has data specifically curated for families, providers, and community members.
The Data Center was created using funds from the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5).Learn more: Brighter Futures Indiana Data Center
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6,833,037 Source U.S. Census, 2022
28.8% Source U.S. Census, 2020
71.2% Source U.S. Census, 2020
Number of children age 0-4
408,309 Source KIDS COUNT, 2021
Poverty levels – children 0-8 below 200% poverty
40% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021
Median family income among households with children
$77,800.00 Source KIDS COUNT, 2021
3.1% Source U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, December 2022
Unemployment rate of parents
3% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021
Children under age 6 with all available parents in the labor force
65% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021
Children living in households with a high housing cost burden
21% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021
Child population by race and ethnicity Source KIDS COUNT, 2021
Race and Ethnicity
- American Indian and Alaska Native (0.49%)
- Asian (3%)
- Black or African American (12%)
- Hispanic or Latino (12%)
- Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (0.49%)
- Two or More Races (4%)
- White, not Hispanic or Latino (69%)
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Percent of 3-Year-Old Children Enrolled in Public Early Childhood Education Programs Source: NIEER 2023
- 3-year-old children enrolled in state-funded public pre-K (0%)
- 3-year-old children enrolled in Head Start (6%)
- Other/none (94%)
Percent of 4-Year-Old Children Enrolled in Public Early Childhood Education Programs Source: NIEER 2023
- 4-year-old children enrolled in state-funded public pre-K (0%)
- 4-year-old children enrolled in Head Start (7%)
- Other/none (93%)
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2017–2019 Median Hourly Wages Source CSCCE 2018, 2020
- Child care workers
- Preschool teachers
- Preschool or child care center directors
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Federal and State Early Childhood Education Funding (in millions) Source First Five Years Fund, 2022
- Head Start and Early Head Start Funding ($152.9)
- CCDBG & Mandatory Funds ($188.1)
- CCDBG State Match ($13.7)
- CCDBG COVID Relief Allocations – CARES, CRRSE, ARPA (CCDF & Stabilization) ($1200.0)
- MIECHV ($10.0)
- IDEA Part C ($13.9)
- IDEA Part B, Sec 619 ($13.8)
- TANF Early Learning and Care Expenditures ($114.0)
The COVID Funding Cliff
All federal COVID relief allocations, including funding authorized by the CARES, CRRSE, and ARPA bills, must be fully spent by September 2024. An analysis from the Century Foundation shows this loss of funds could cause more than 3 million children to lose access to child care nationwide – including more than 48,000 children in Indiana.