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How many children in the state are enrolled in an early care and education program?

Data Elements

Child

General Analysis Recommendations

Use the data elements Program Participation Start Date and Program Participation Exit Date to determine how many children in the state are currently participating in an early care and education program. Children with a Start Date but no Exit Date are considered to be currently participating; children with an Exit Date and no new Start Date are not currently receiving care. Total the number of children with a Start Date but no Exit date for the denominator for other analyses related to children in ECE programs.