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Stoney Louise, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Before the pandemic, growth in child care centers strongly and swiftly out-paced home-based care. This has now shifted. A strong preference for small, home-based child care settings is emerging, and appears to be fairly consistent across the US.…

Dunphy Linda Lee, Stoney Louise, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
To help address the systemic challenges underscored by Regional Pilots, the Prichard Committee invited Opportunities Exchange (OppEx) to take a closer look at the issue, identify national best practice, and recommend how Kentucky could revitalize…
Opportunities Exchange, January, 2021
The Kentucky Family Child Care Cost Model was created by Opportunities Exchange while conducting research and analysis for the report Staffed Family Child Care Networks: An Opportunity to Reimagine the Kentucky Child Care Landscape. The report, and…
Stoney Louise, September, 2020
This is a critique of the market rate methods used to calculate subsidies paid to child care providers. It identifies seven problematic assumptions that have become obstacles to equity of family access and the success of child care businesses.
Stoney Louise, April, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Considering the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to previous sustainability challenges within the child care industry, this brief lays out a strategic plan for recovery dollars, addressing five key issues: automation and business coaching,…
Opportunities Exchange, April, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This infographic charts the three tiers of both pedagogical and business leadership involved in staffed family child care networks.
Stoney Louise, March, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A Shared Services framework offers opportunities to re-imagine what is possible and, in this time of deep crisis, consider responses that both address immediate needs and look to the future. Let's view the recent NWLCC recommendations through this…
Stoney Louise, February, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This issue brief argues for a more precise analysis of the data with a careful look at supply, cost and revenue by age of child. A more specific interpretation of the data suggests that the challenges are not applicable to children of all ages but,…
Opportunities Exchange, September, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
High-quality care for infants and toddlers is so expensive to provide that few spaces are available nationwide and prices are significantly more than most families can afford. A micro-center network is a new business model designed to deliver high-…
Poppick Libbie, Stoney Louise, 10 October, 2014
This webinar explains the use and benefit of cost modeling for centers of early care and education. It presents a generic cost model, focusing on revenues, expenses, and the factors that vary by quality level, affecting profit and loss. Examples of…
Poppick Libbie, Stoney Louise, 10 October, 2014
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that explains the use and benefit of cost modeling for centers of early care and education. It presents a generic cost model, focusing on revenues, expenses, and the factors that vary by quality…
Stoney Louise, Blank Susan, July, 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of business strategies and techniques to promote financial stability in early care and education programs
Stoney Louise, n.d.
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Early childhood program budgets, like all budgets, have two sides: the money coming in (income) and the money going out (expenses). Balancing these two sides is essential, and is particularly challenging in a recession economy. When seeking to…