A full list of data elements that could be used to describe the characteristics of children under 12 that receive CCDF subsidies in the state can be found in the Child Level set of data elements in this document. The categories of elements related to children are: Identification; Demographics; Screening, Disability and Health; and Early Care and Education Experiences.
To identify children receiving CCDF subsidies, use the data element Financial Support Types-Child Care Development Fund. While a multitude of descriptive analyses could be performed, examples of a few of these analyses are provided below. For each of the examples, further analyses could be conducted to understand patterns for subgroups of children. For example, additional analysis could examine trends for children by age (birth to 3, 3 to 5, 5 and older) using the data element Child Birth Date or by geographic region in the state using the element Child Address-County.
Example 1. How many children in the state are receiving CCDF subsidies? Total the number of children with a “Yes” response for the data element Financial Support Type-Child Care Development Fund. Use this number as the denominator for the analyses described below.
Example 2. What number/percent of children who receive CCDF subsidies have health insurance?
To answer this question, identify children that have both a CCDF subsidy and health insurance. First, to isolate children with CCDF subsidies, use the data element Financial Support Type and select
those children with a “Yes” response for the field “Child Care Development Fund.” Next, use the data element Health Insurance Coverage to determine the number of those children (Child ID) with health insurance by assigning a code “0” to the “Yes” responses for the category “None” and another code “1” for each of the types of health insurance. Add up the 1’s for each of the categories. Children with a value of one or more do have health insurance, those with a zero do not. Total the number of children with both a “Yes” response for “Child Care Development Fund” and a code of one or more for Health Insurance Coverage for the number of children with both. Divide that number by the total number of children with a “Yes” response for the data element Financial Support type-Child Care Development Fund for the percentage.
Example 3. What kinds of early intervention services are children with CCDF subsidies receiving? Select those children with a “Yes” for the category of “Child Care Development Fund” in the data element Financial Support Type. Use the data element Early Intervention or Special Education Services Received to determine the types of services children with developmental delays are receiving. There are 17 non-mutually exclusive types of services a child could receive, each indicated with a “Yes” when a child receives that type of service. To report the frequency of these services,
divide the number of children with a “Yes” response for any of the fields by the total number of children with a “Yes” response for any of the fields for the element Early Intervention or Special Education Services Received.