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Equal Access to Child Care

Equal access to child care entails identifying, evaluating, and promoting policies that support accessible, high-quality care for all populations. Such policies can include those that address assessing market rates and child care costs, strategies for building supply, setting payment rates, establishing payment practices, and ensuring parental choice. The following resources provide further information about these topics as they relate to equal access to care.

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This session will be a closing conversation based on the office hours provided over eight weeks for Group 2.

This session will be a closing conversation based on the office hours provided over eight weeks for Group 1.

This office hours session will provide information on recruiting providers in all categories of care and discuss the flexibility of building the supply of care through certificates/vouchers or contracts and grants, etc.

This office hours session will provide grantees with information on Parental Choice and explore strategies and considerations, in expanding child care choices for safe, healthy, and nurturing child care settings during COVID-19 and beyond.

An overview of the CCDF subsidy program, its requirements and flexibilities, and strategies...

This webinar explores subsidy eligibility, equal access, changes to eligibility criteria, and wait lists and enrollment freezes for medium- and large-allocation Tribal CCDF Grantees.

This resource discusses the use of administrative data in conducting market rate surveys, highlighting considerations for CCDF Lead Agencies in selecting administrative data for their market rate surveys.

 

Action is needed to ensure that family child care remains a strong, healthy component of the early childhood education system.