These resources can help guide CCDF Lead Agencies that use alternative methodologies to establish payment rates.
Program Instruction CCDF-ACF-PI-2018-04 Lead Agencies on alternative methodologies and cost analyses to establish subsidy payment rates.
This webinar walks participants through the stages of developing cost models and explores how they can inform policy decisions.
The webinar lets participants learn how to use available data and the Provider Cost of Quality Calculator (PCQC) to conduct a narrow cost analysis.
This webinar helps CCDF Lead Agencies understand the requirements and options for including cost-of-care information when setting subsidy rates.
This webinar explains alternative methodologies and narrow cost analyses to inform subsidy payment rates considering equal access.
This is a series of national webinars about the use of cost-based alternative methologies and improving the use of cost data for Lead Agencies.
Documents and Reports
This document outlines the steps for conducting a market rate survey or approved alternative methodology and the narrow cost analysis.
The PCQC helps estimate the annual costs and revenue of operating a center or home-based child care program at different quality levels.
This report guides Lead Agencies that perform a narrow cost analysis iwhen considering cost information when setting payment rates.
This resource provides research- and expert-informed guidance on collecting data on child care prices and costs for setting subsidy payment rates.