NH Child Care Desert Map

What is a Child Care Desert?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food deserts as “parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods”. Child Care Aware of America, our national partner, borrows from this essential work and refers to areas or communities with limited or no access to quality child care as child care deserts. For more information on child care deserts, visit our national partner Child Care Aware of America’s site to view their final paper on Child Care Deserts: Developing Solutions to Child Care Supply and Demand, please click here. For the Executive Summary report, please click here.

New Hampshire Child Care Desert Map

View the interactive map below for information, including supply and demand, on early childhood programs in New Hampshire.

View a larger version of New Hampshire Licensed Child Care Slot Shortage created with eSpatial mapping software.

The information contained in the above Child Care Desert Map was collaboratively collected and compiled by Child Care Aware of New Hampshire, Child Care Aware of America and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services/Division for Children, Youth and Families/Child Development Bureau. Child Care Aware of New Hampshire maintains a database through NDS/The National Data System for Child Care through Child Care Aware of America to assist families with their child care search and to work with early childhood programs and professionals on their professional development needs.