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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