Child Care Statistics

What is Child Abuse under Iowa Law?

www.dhs.iowa.gov/child-abuse/what-is-child-abuse

What is considered “substantiated” child abuse?

FOUNDED: Based on a preponderance of credible evidence available to DHS, the allegation of abuse is confirmed and it is the type of abuse that requires placement on the Child Abuse Registry.

CONFIRMED: Based on a preponderance of all of the credible evidence available to DHS, the allegation of abuse is confirmed; however, the abuse will not be placed on the Child Abuse Registry.

Report child abuse or abused or neglected link.  

SUBSTANTIATED CHILD ABUSE IN A CHILD CARE SETTING BY PROVIDER TYPE  
Provider Type July-Sept 2021 Oct - Dec 2020 Jan - Mar 2021  Apr - June 2021
Licensed Center 11 7 4  12
Registered Child Development Home 5 2 3 0
Un-registered CCA Paid Child Care 0 0 0  0
NOTE: INDIVIDUAL INCIDENTS OF ABUSE MAY HAVE MORE THAN oNE IDENTIFIED CASE. THIS MAY AFFECT REPORTING NUMBERS.  
 SUBSTANTIATED CHILD ABUSE IN A CHILD CARE SETTING BY ABUSE TYPE  
Abuse Type July-Sept 2021 Oct - Dec 2020 Jan - Mar 2021  Apr - June 2021
Physical Abuse 6 1 3 4
Denial of Critical Care 8 8 4 8
Sexual Abuse 2 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0
NOTE: IT IS POSSIBLE FOR MORE THAN ONE TYPE OF ABUSE TO BE INDICATED WITHIN A SPECIFIC INCIDENT.
 
CHILD DEATHS THAT OCCURED IN A CHILD CARE SETTING  
Provider Type   July-Sept 2021 Oct - Dec 2020 Jan - Mar 2021 Apr - June 2021
Licensed Center   0 0 0 0
Registered Child Development Home   0 0 0 0
Un-registered CCA Paid Child Care   0 0 0 0
NOTE: CHILDS DEATH MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE RESULT OF ABUSE.  
 

What is a Serious Injury?

Serious Injuries include:

  • Disabling mental illness
  • Bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death, causes serious permanent disfigurement, or causes protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ
  • Any injury to a child that requires surgical repair and necessitates the administration of general anesthesia
  • Includes but is not limited to skill fractures, rib fractures, metaphyseal fractures of the long bones of children under the age of 4 years.
 
SERIOUS INJURIES THAT OCCURRED IN A CHILD CARE SETTING  
Provider Type JanJuly-Sept 2021 Oct - Dec 2020 Jan - Mar 2021 Apr - June 2021
Licensed Center 9 9 4 17
Registered Child Development Home 1 3 3 5
Un-registered CCA paid Child Care 0 0 0 0
NOTE: PROVIDERS SELF REPORT THIS INFORMATION.   


Child care capacity statistics

To help put the above statistics regarding child abuse/neglect, deaths and serious injuries in context, the Department has provided information about total maximum capacity by type of care. Please note that the capacity numbers below are the based on the maximum number of children programs are allowed to care for. Programs may or may not be caring for the maximum number of children allowed by regulation.

 

MAXIMUM CAPCITY BY TYPE OF CARE

 

Provider Type

Sept 2021

 

 

 

Licensed Center

108,115

     

Registered Child Development Home

26,380

     

Un-registered CCA paid Child Care

390