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Children served by the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) in Louisiana

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Number - the average number of children who were served by the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) in a state fiscal year (July 1-June 30) or calendar year. Note that waitlist data is reported according to the number of children on the waitlist in August of a given year.
Percent - the average number of children who were served by, or on the waitlist for, the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) per 100 children age birth to 12.

Data Source

Agenda for Children's analysis of data provided by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, Division of Family Support (2015 and earlier) and the Louisiana Department of Education (2016-present) and population data available through Puzzanchera, C., Finnegan, T. and Kang, W. "Easy Access to Juvenile Populations" 


CCAP helps low- and moderate-income families by subsidizing a portion of eligible working families' child care costs. The program serves children under age 13, as well as disabled children under age 18. 

Because CCAP data was reported by fiscal year prior to 2016, the population data used to calculate the percentage for those years reflect an average of two calendar years of data.

LNE - "low number event" reflects a number or rate based on at least one but fewer than five events

N.A. - waitlist data for 2022 is not yet available.

Last Updated

December 2023