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State policies for assessing access: Analysis of 2016-2018 child care development plans

This research report examines how states and territories are addressing, or plan to address, new requirements and goals of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) reauthorization law related to access to early care and education (ECE) services described in their 2016-2018 FY state/territory CCDF plans. We summarize state and territory policies related to increasing access to ECE for specific populations defined by the state, determining payment rates for care, and building the supply of high-quality care. We highlight innovative state/territorial policies and practices, and provide recommendations for how states might further address access through more comprehensive data collection and analysis to inform future child care development plans. Following this introduction, we present key findings across states and territories, then present more detail on each dimension of access measured. We conclude with recommendations to help states strengthen their use of data to assess access for vulnerable populations and their efforts to increase the supply of high-quality care as they look ahead to their 2019-2021 FY CCDF plans. (author abstract)
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U.S. Virgin Islands; United States; Puerto Rico; Northern Mariana Islands; Guam; American Samoa
Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; District of Columbia; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming

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