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Using the Provider Cost of Quality Calculator to estimate the cost of quality


The Provider Cost of Quality Calculator can be a useful resource for CCDF Administrators to understand the interplay of different policy choices, their impact on provider finances, and whether this impact is equitably felt across different provider types and child populations. This issue brief is intended to demonstrate how the PCQC can be used to understand the fiscal impact of various strategies Lead Agencies can pursue to support the child care system. The strategies fall in to three categories: 1. Increasing provider payment rates 2. Improving payment policies 3. Increasing child care wages This brief covers the different policies Lead Agencies can enact to advance these strategies and uses hypothetical scenarios from the PCQC to illustrate the fiscal impact on provider expenses and net revenue. (author abstract)

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