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).
The maps below can be viewed and are interactive (i.e., users can check variables they would like to see in the map). Data reflects operating status as of September 2015.
- Click on the map to link to a categorical map that shows programs
- Zoom in to see counties, communities or neighborhoods
- Use the legend (checkboxes) to check or uncheck various categories
- County poverty levels are reflected with various shades of red (the darkest indicating highest poverty)
Click here for a map of child care centers in Virginia
Click here for a map of child care homes in Virginia
Click here for a map of Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Virginia
Click here for a map of rated child care programs participating in the Virginia Star Quality Initiative (VSQI), color-coded by star level
Click here for a map of licensed and license-exempt preschool programs in Virginia
Click here for a map of licensed school-age child care programs in Virginia
Click here for a map of all child care programs in Virginia