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Health Highlight Report for Lincoln County

Child Care, Working Families and Availability of Licensed Providers, June 2017: Ratio of Total Licensed Child Care Capacity to Number of Children Under 6 with Working Parents, June 2017

  • Lincoln County
    0.63
    95% Confidence Interval (0.6 - 0.67)
    Statistical StabilityStable
    New Mexico
    0.57
    U.S.DNA
    DNA=Data not available.
  • Lincoln County Compared to State

    gauge ranking
    Description of Dashboard Gauge

    Description of the Dashboard Gauge

    This "dashboard" type graphic is based on the community data on the right. It compares the community value on this indicator to the state overall value.
    • Excellent = The community's value on this indicator is BETTER than the state value, and the difference IS statistically significant.
    • Watch = The community's value is BETTER than state value, but the difference IS NOT statistically significant.
    • Improvement Needed = The community's value on this indicator is WORSE than the state value, but the difference IS NOT statistically significant.
    • Reason for Concern = The community's value on this indicator is WORSE than the state value, and the difference IS statistically significant.

    The community value is considered statistically significantly different from the state value if the state value is outside the range of the community's 95% confidence interval. If the community's data or 95% confidence interval information is not available, a blank gauge image will be displayed with the message, "missing information."
    NOTE: The labels used on the gauge graphic are meant to describe the community's status in plain language. The placement of the gauge needle is based solely on the statistical difference between the community and state values. When selecting priority health issues to work on, a community should take into account additional factors such as how much improvement could be made, the U.S. value, the statistical stability of the community number, the severity of the health condition, and whether the difference is clinically significant.

Why Is This Important?

Parents and families are characteristically the earliest educators of young children, and the level of parental interaction during formative years is linked to a variety of academic outcomes. However, the degree of parental involvement may be influenced by the labor-force participation of the parents, particularly in single-parent households. An increased need for quality child care is found in family settings where all parents are employed full-time.

Healthy People Objective EMC-1:

(Developmental) Increase the proportion of children who are ready for school in all five domains of healthy development: physical development, social-emotional development, approaches to learning, language, and cognitive development
U.S. Target: Developmental

Data Sources

New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, PO Drawer 5160 Santa Fe, NM 87502-5160. Phone: (505)827-8400. Website: www.cyfd.org.   Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.   U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey. http://factfinder.census.gov.  

Measure Description for Child Care, Working Families and Availability of Licensed Providers, June 2017

Definition: The ratio of the total capacity of licensed child care facilities to the number of children under age 6 for whom all parents are in the labor force.
Numerator: The June 2017 total capacity of all licensed child care facilities.
Denominator: The estimated population of children under age 6 with all parents in the labor force (calculated from 2011-2015 ACS percentages and 2013 UNM GPS population estimates).

Indicator Profile Report

The Ratio of the Total Capacity of Licensed Child Care Facilities to the Number of Children Under Age 6 for Whom All Parents are in the Labor Force (exits this report)

Date Content Last Updated

08/09/2017
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Content updated: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:52:53 MDT