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Ackerman Debra J., July 2021

The report is organized into five sections. Section 1 provides an overview of how child care quality is conceptualized, as well as the link between high-quality programmatic inputs and a provider’s operating costs. Section 2 explores research…

Davis Elizabeth E., Sojourner Aaron J., May 2021

The core challenge our proposal seeks to address is how to ensure that every American family and child has access to high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education (ECE) services in a critical period of human development, breaking a…

National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, January, 2021
This section discusses quality set-aside basics, along with options for quality activities, as related to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).
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…
Dwyer Kelly, Minton Sarah, Kwon Danielle, Weisner Kennedy, December, 2020
This Book of Tables presents key aspects of the differences in CCDF-funded programs across all 50 States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands as of October 1, 2019.…
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.
Derrick-Mills Teresa, Reginal Travis, Isaacs Julia B., July, 2020
This guide aims to help CCDF Lead Agencies understand some basics about procurement. It defines key procurement terms and suggests where to look for your state's procurement requirements. The guide walks you through key steps for procuring research…
United States. Office of Child Care, 29 April, 2020
This Information Memorandum is intended to be a reference for Lead Agencies to use in implementing the funding and additional provisions included in the CARES Act, which became law on March 27, 2020. This guidance reviews important areas of…
Lynch Karen E., 24 April, 2020
On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law (P.L. 116-136). The CARES Act includes $3.5 billion in supplemental appropriations for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). This…
Ullrich Rebecca, Sojourner Aaron J., Robbins Katherine Gallagher, Schmit Stephanie, Schulman Karen, White Catherine, April, 2020

This analysis provides new estimates of what it would cost to sustain the child care system through the coronavirus pandemic. We estimate that at least $9.6 billion is needed each month to fully fund existing providers in the child care system—…

Moldow Erika, Davis Elizabeth E., Carlson Barbara Lepidus, January, 2020
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Federal funding from the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) enables states to offset the cost of child care for eligible low-income families to support parental employment and promote healthy child development. The federal government sets a…
Tran Victoria, Dwyer Kelly, Minton Sarah, November, 2019
This Book of Tables presents key aspects of the differences in CCDF-funded programs across all 50 States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands as of October 1, 2018.…
Christian Shannon, 16 August, 2019
This Program Instruction provides guidance to Tribal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies on developing and implementing alternative approaches for 1) conducting background checks of child care staff and 2) monitoring and inspection…
Giannarelli Linda, Minton Sarah, June, 2019
This technical appendix describes how we used the Urban Institute's Analysis of Transfers, Taxes, and Income Security (ATTIS) state-level microsimulation model to assess the impact of guaranteeing child care subsidies to every family with income…
Powell Anna, Thomason Sarah, Jacobs Ken, May, 2019
As California mulls pathways for state funding to grow the economy, research points to ECE as a vital and powerful opportunity. Expanding high-quality ECE would not only generate economic output through the higher earnings of ECE workers, but would…