Market Rate Survey Training
The market rate survey (MRS) process contains multiple steps and can be complex. These interactive modules, coupled with a full review of MRS briefs, provide users a basic understanding of the MRS process. The materials are for CCDF Administrators, their staff, and consultants responsible for overseeing the survey process.
An MRS is a study of the prices and fees that child care providers charge private paying parents. CCDF Lead Agencies are required to conduct an MRS or an alternative methodology within 2 years of submitting their CCDF Plans. A narrow cost analysis is also required. All these data help Lead Agencies ensure eligible children have access to child care services that are comparable to services for children whose parents are not eligible.
The following modules are the first two in a series that addresses planning, designing, conducting, analyzing, and using MRS survey data.
Market Rate Survey Terms: Equal Access and Valid and Reliable
This module covers terms users need to understand for conducting an MRS successfully: equal access and valid and reliable surveys.
This interactive module covers two major terms that you need to understand fully to conduct a market rate survey successfully: equal access and valid and reliable market rate survey.
This is the text version of the module covering terms equal access and reliable market rate survey.
How to Plan Your Market Rate Survey
This module covers the planning required to do a market rate survey.