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Burroughs Robb, Burroughs Nathan A., Graber Colleen, Zuschlag Dirk, May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Even before the pandemic struck, the financial condition of many providers was precarious, and at the same time, for many families, high-quality care was unavailable or prohibitively expensive. The Michigan Child Development and Care (CDC)…

Burroughs Robb, Burroughs Nathan A., Graber Colleen, Zuschlag Dirk, April 2021
Reports & Papers

The 2020 market rate survey included a survey of the universe of 6,896 licensed child care providers known to be open across the state. Providers received a postcard announcing the survey, an email invitation, and a mailed paper survey. Providers…

Burroughs Robb, Burroughs Nathan A., Graber Colleen, Zuschlag Dirk, April 2021
Executive Summary

The 2020 market rate survey included a survey of the universe of 6,896 licensed child care providers known to be open across the state. Providers received a postcard announcing the survey, an email invitation, and a mailed paper survey. Providers…

Public Policy Associates, Incorporated, March 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Following the 2014 reauthorization of the federal Child Care Development Block Grant, which provides child care assistance, Michigan adopted key changes to its CDC program. These changes occurred in three clusters: instituting a graduated exit…

Michigan. Office of the Auditor General, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report summarizes the Child Care Fund (CCF) performance audit, which was conducted based on the following objectives: (1). To assess the sufficiency of MDHSS's efforts in monitoring the appropriateness of CCF expenditures reimbursed to counties…
Public Policy Associates, Incorporated, October 2020
Reports & Papers

This brief provides results and recommendations that came out of a survey of caseworkers (referred to as specialists) who help families seeking or receiving the child care subsidy, i.e. the Child Development and Care (CDC) assistance. The survey…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This audit provides a national snapshot of State-level approaches to some of the issues posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in child care settings. Our objective was to identify the approaches that CCDF lead agencies in each State and the…
Burroughs Nathan A., Graber Colleen, Colby Anna, Winans Nathalie, Quinn Daniel, September 2020
Reports & Papers

Public Policy Associates, Inc. (PPA), the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are partnering to carry out a study of the effects of child care assistance program policy changes…

Burroughs Nathan A., Graber Colleen, Colby Anna, Winans Nathalie, Quinn Daniel, September 2020
Executive Summary

Public Policy Associates, Inc. (PPA), the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are partnering to carry out a study of the effects of child care assistance program policy changes…

Bedrick Elizabeth, Daily Sarah, Lin Van-Kim Bui, King Carlise, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Though it is too early to track outcomes due to policy changes made with the 2018 and 2020 CCDBG allocations, some states have begun to use state administrative data to monitor progress as a result of policy changes made with the 2018 CCDBG funding…
Schulman Karen, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
The National Women's Law Center surveyed state child care administrators to help assess how COVID-19 was affecting child care in their states, how they were using their additional CCDBG funding to address the needs of their child care providers…
Schulman Karen, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
To help assess the current status and future prospects of our critical child care sector, this report examines how the pandemic and recession are affecting state child care systems, how states are responding to the impacts on their child care…
Public Policy Associates, Incorporated, March 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The Child Development and Care (CDC) program provides eligible families with child care assistance. This program is administered in Michigan through the Michigan Department of Education/Office of Great Start (MDE/OGS), with assistance from the…

United States. Office of Child Care, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
This priorities report includes analysis of ACF-801 administrative data and summary information from 2019-2021 CCDF state plans. The CCDBG Act of 2014, and associated 2016, CCDF regulation require additional data elements to be reported by states,…
United States. Government Accountability Office, September, 2019
Reports & Papers
GAO's 15 covert tests at a nongeneralizable selection of Head Start grantee centers found vulnerabilities in centers' controls for eligibility screening and detecting potential fraud. Posing as fictitious families, GAO attempted to enroll children…