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Coordinated Evaluations of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Policies and Initiatives in Tribal Communities


The primary goal of this planning grant project is to develop a rigorous evaluation of child care subsidy policies that support equitable access for tribal communities in California, namely polices related to eligibility, provider payments, and family co-payments. To achieve this goal, the project team will first engage in a landscape analysis of these policies and practices across California and within tribal communities in the state. Using a community participatory and human centered design approach, the team will then seek to understand differences in policies, practices, and access within California’s tribal communities as well as successful CCDF policies and practices that serve as drivers to increased access and capacity building within those communities. Across the grant period, the team will employ rapid cycle evaluation methods to gather feedback and additional information from stakeholders, including representatives from the tribal communities, California’s Department of Social Services, California’s Department of Early Learning and Care, and experts in the field. Such information will be collected through surveys, interviews, and focus groups. (author abstract)

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Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
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