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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…

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, 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…

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
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…
Halkitis Sophia, Drobnjak Marija, Hornick-Becker Daryl, Kimiagar Bijan, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
To better inform needed actions, this brief examines two economic dimensions of access to child care — child care cost burden and affordability. For both analyses, data on the cost of either center-based or home-based child care in New York City…
Madill Rebecca, Gebhart Tracy, Halle Tamara, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Paying for child care can place a burden on households, especially those with low incomes. Currently, there is a dearth of knowledge regarding whether households obtain higher-quality child care when they pay higher prices for that care. To that end…
Sirota Alexandra Forter, Borom Greg, McHugh Patrick, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
On the path to addressing the current inequities of the market rate calculations for fully valuing the expense of providing quality early childhood care and education in the state, a subcommittee of the Subsidy Advisory Committee to the North…
University of Texas at Austin. Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing, University of Texas at Austin. Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report summarizes child care market rate data for the entire state of Texas and for each of its 28 local workforce development areas (LWDAs). In this 2020 report, as was done in recent years, market rates for child care are estimated using a…
Vermont. Child Development Division, 2020
Reports & Papers

In addition to the market rate survey, this year's report includes a cost of care report, which estimates the operational costs of child care programs in Vermont based on different levels of quality. It then compares cost of care estimates and…