About this page Child and Family Characteristics are gathered from several data sources; are presented in several formats; and are associated with several geographic regions. Many, but not all, of the variables represent family characteristics for children’s growth and learning. The data are organized into domains.

The variable on this page belongs to the following domain: Early Care and Education Services

Calculations of slot gap and percent for children aged 3 and 4, and for children age 3, 4, and half of 5-year-olds; for PFA, Head Start, licensed child care, license-exempt child care, and licensed family child care homes.

Regions in spreadsheets (by year):

  • 2009-latest available data: county

Regions in PDFs (by year):

  • 2009-latest available data: county

Source of data:  ISBE, Head Start Collaboration Office, INCCRRA (Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies)