Child Care Deserts Across Texas

Updated: April 2024 (with data from September 2023)

With support from the Kellogg Foundation, CHILDREN AT RISK presents the Texas Child Care Desert Map — an interactive tool to explore the local availability of child care across the state of Texas.

CHILDREN AT RISK seeks to answer the following question with our child care desert map: Does the supply of child care in your area meet the demand for services among children of working parents?

View the map to explore child care deserts and the access landscape across the state of Texas.

The map shows two different types of child care deserts: subsidized child care deserts and quality child care deserts (as measured by the Texas Rising Star).

After exploring the data, read an in-depth analysis of child care deserts across the state here.

To learn more about the methodology used to estimate child care deserts, click here.