Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

The impact of child care subsidy changes on access to quality care in Michigan: Evidence from administrative data


Following the 2014 reauthorization of the federal Child Care Development Block Grant, which provides child care assistance, Michigan adopted key changes to its CDC program. These changes occurred in three clusters: instituting a graduated exit and extending the eligibility period to 12 months (2015), delinking provider assignment from subsidy approval (2016), and increasing income-eligibility limits and raising provider payment rates (2017). The overarching goal of these changes was to improve low-income parents’ access to child care. This brief focuses on two key outcomes: length of time in the program and continuity of care. Length of program participation is measured here as the number of continuous program pay periods when a subsidy is in use. Continuity of care refers how long a particular child remains with the same provider. (author abstract)

Resource Type:
Fact Sheets & Briefs
United States
State(s)/Territories/Tribal Nation(s):

Related resources include summaries, versions, measures (instruments), or other resources in which the current document plays a part. Research products funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation are related to their project records.

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection.

Child care subsidy policy: Access to what?

Fact Sheets & Briefs

NJ's child care subsidy does not support equal access to care

Fact Sheets & Briefs

Child care subsidy: Criminal background check contact list

Release: 'v1.58.0' | Built: 2024-04-08 08:44:34 EDT