University of Illinois Urbana‑Champaign

Data Microstory: Children Under 3 Years Make Up Smaller Share of Capacity in License-Exempt Child Care Centers Than in Licensed Centers and Homes

Published: July 26, 2022

This short video tells a quick story about 2021 child care capacity in Illinois for children under age 6, with a focus on children under age 3.

For more information, see the graph below. For more capacity data by various geographic areas and ages, visit IECAM's online database

Note: Total licensed/reported capacity is not the same as enrollment. The number of children enrolled may be more or less than the total capacity. For more information, see IECAM's data description pages