Statistics and data
PATCH collects, maintains and reports statistical information related to
child care supply and demand, and quality across the state. Information
is provided to state goverment; community planners, policy-makers and
human service organizations to help identify and address the needs of
Hawaii’s children and families.
- To collect and maintain accurate, comprehensive and consistent data on child care programs’ services, quality, parental demand, access and satisfaction with child care programs.
- To support the statewide planning and assessment efforts related to child care.
- To participate in regional, state and national research projects that explore parent’s access to care, calculate supply of types of care and correlate the characteristics of child care programs.
How does this information benefit me or my community?
Comprehensive child care data is provided to government agencies and
policy-makers to guide funding decisions that shape programs to
improve the quality and supply of child care in Hawaii.
Child care keeps Hawaii’s families working. Accurate data drives efforts
to address the type, amount and schedules of child care programs to
meet the needs of working families. Reliable data helps create consistent,
stable, caring environments that meet the needs of all of Hawaii’s