Change Indicator

Total enrollment in child care in North Carolina

Total enrollment in child care

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definition and Source



Annual count of children enrolled in child care centers by license rating of facility.

A rating of one star means that a child care program meets North Carolina’s minimum licensing standards for child care. Programs that choose to voluntarily meet higher standards can apply for a two to five star license. The star rating is comprised of a facility’s scores in three quality components: Staff Education, Program Standards and Compliance History. For more information on the Star Rated Licenses please refer to

Last Updated

December 2023