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Welch Greg W., Svoboda Elizabeth, Daro Alexandra M., Bryant Venessa, Glissmeyer Caitlyn, July 2021
Reports & Papers

The final survey included questions related to (a) rate information by child age; (b) program descriptors (i.e., hours of part-time and full-time care, children enrolled, operational hours); (c) quality measures and participation (i.e.,…

Public Consulting Group (Boston, Mass.), July 2021
Reports & Papers

In 2021, Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) was contracted by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS), to conduct a federally mandated Market Rate Survey (MRS) of child care providers throughout the state. The survey was administered…

Public Consulting Group (Boston, Mass.), July 2021
Executive Summary

In 2021, Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) was contracted by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS), to conduct a federally mandated Market Rate Survey (MRS) of child care providers throughout the state. The survey was administered…

Workman Simon, June 2021
Reports & Papers

In 2018, the Center for American Progress developed an interactive cost estimation tool to illustrate the economics of child care, estimate the true cost of child care in each state, and better understand why high-quality child care is out of…

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…

Borom Greg, Harris Logan Rockefeller, Sirota Alexandra Forter, McHugh Patrick, April 2021
Reports & Papers

The following analysis provides an estimate of the fiscal benefits to providers of raising rates based on the 2018 market rate study and implementing the statewide market rate as a floor. The proposal here also assumes a change in policy so that…

Borom Greg, Harris Logan Rockefeller, Sirota Alexandra Forter, McHugh Patrick, April, 2021
Reports & Papers
The following analysis provides an estimate of the fiscal benefits to providers of raising rates based on the 2018 market rate study and implementing the statewide market rate as a floor. The proposal here also assumes a change in policy so that…
Pratt Megan E., Houston Laurie, Sektnan Michaella, March 2021
Reports & Papers

The 2020 Oregon Market Price Study identifies child care prices and the geographic distribution of these prices across the state. Prices vary by several factors including the age of the child served, type of care, the local supply and demand for…

Pratt Megan E., Houston Laurie, Sektnan Michaella, March 2021
Executive Summary

The 2020 Oregon Market Price Study identifies child care prices and the geographic distribution of these prices across the state. Prices vary by several factors including the age of the child served, type of care, the local supply and demand for…

Pratt Megan E., Houston Laurie, Sektnan Michaella, March 2021
Reports & Papers

The clusters created by the use of statistical clustering do not match the three rate areas identified in earlier studies (A, B, C). Thus, for the final report we analyzed the 2020 price data by three rate areas as was done in the past (a similar…

Horrace William, Parmeter Christopher, 2021
Reports & Papers

The goal of the 2021 Delaware Local Child Care Market Rate Survey was to develop statistically credible information of the present market prices charged by providers in Delaware and to provide confidence intervals that indicate the accuracy of…

Emergent Method, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The Louisiana Department of Education contracted with Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based management consulting firm to conduct the 2020 Market Rate Survey of child care providers. This survey was conducted to identify both the typical rates charged…
Emergent Method, January, 2021
Executive Summary
The Louisiana Department of Education contracted with Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based management consulting firm to conduct the 2020 Market Rate Survey of child care providers. This survey was conducted to identify both the typical rates charged…