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Analyzing access with child care and early education data


Data-informed policy can support leaders in promoting equitable access to CCEE in a way that reflect the needs, preferences, and constraints of families. Using already available data, CCEE leaders and their teams can examine access to CCEE in a multi-dimensional way by capturing whether the available CCEE options require only reasonable effort for families to access, are affordable, support child development, and meet parents’ needs (see Figure 1). Access to CCEE should also consider equity, or the ability of CCEE programs to serve families who may face systemic barriers in securing services. This product identifies potential data sources for examining CCEE access and strategies for layering datasets to answer key questions. (author abstract)

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