Child Care Aware of Virginia’s child care mapping project is designed to enable viewers to see the various types of child care programs throughout Virginia. Overlayed with child poverty data (varying shades of red with red shading darkening as poverty levels increase), it is clear that some high poverty areas have few licensed (or quality rated) child care programs for families. Each of the maps can be viewed from a statewide perspective or viewers can zoom in to see counties, communities, or neighborhoods. A legend within each map denotes the type of child care (e.g., licensed or registered homes, licensed centers, quality rated centers differentiated by star level, etc).
Below are links to the individual mapping:
- Head Start and Early Head Start Programs by county poverty for children under age 5
- Child Care Centers to see licensed child care centers and religious license-exempt centers in Virginia.
- Licensed and VR child care homes to see licensed and registered family child care homes in Virginia.
- Preschools in Virginia to see licensed and religious license-exempt preschools in Virginia.
- School-Age Child Care Programs to see licensed and religious license-exempt school age programs in Virginia.
- Virginia Star Quality Initiative Child Care Programs to see child care programs that participate in the Virginia Star Quality Initiative — color-coded to reflect star rating levels.
- All child care programs in VA to see all child care programs in Virginia.