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Using grants and contracts to build the supply and quality of infant and toddler care


High-quality child care for infants and toddlers is often in short supply. The Office of Child Care has encouraged the use of grants and contracts for direct services and quality improvements as one option for increasing the availability and quality of care for infants and toddlers.1 Grants and contracts for direct services can support a more stable supply as programs can anticipate consistent enrollment and funding levels for prolonged periods and can implement improved business practices. This resource is designed to support a Lead Agency’s use of grants and contracts for direct services and supporting quality improvement to build the supply of high-quality infant and toddler care. (author abstract)

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