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 resource provides research- and expert-informed guidance on collecting data on child care prices and costs for the purpose of setting child care subsidy payment rates.

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...

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

This new practice brief from NCASE explores the ways that Lead Agencies can play a significant role in mitigating the challenges for low-income working parents who need school-age child care.

This resource provides examples of some...