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Barriers to preferred type of childcare in Alaska

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Percent of parents who report types of barriers to childcare for their 3-year-old among parents who prefer another type of childcare other than what they are doing now.
Parents of 3-year-old children were asked if they would prefer to use a type or place of childcare other than what they were currently doing, even if they did not have childcare arrangements at the time.  On average, 84% of the mothers answered "No" and 16% answered "Yes."   Only those who answered "Yes" were asked to identify one or more common barriers to the childcare they sought.

Data Source

Alaska Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey (CUBS) 2-year moving averages from 2015-2016 through 2020-2021, Alaska Division of Public Health's Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit.

More data on this topic can be found using the Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey Data Visualization Tool Version 1.5.2: Alaska Department of Health, Division of Public Health, Section of Women's, Children's, and Family Health; accessed on: 2022-12-27.


The percentages reported above have been produced by weighting the survey results so that estimates better represent the Alaska population. 

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Last Updated

March 2023