Cost Modeling for Child Care: Illuminating State Policy Strategies

As states seek to invest in cost modeling tools, providers and funders must think strategically about how the tools can best be used. This issue brief explores how tools can answer some of the most pressing questions facing the early childhood field such as workforce compensation, increasing child care supply, and determining subsidy rates that meet the true cost of care. The brief includes examples from NM, DC, TX, NYC, and MA.   

Bipartisan Policy Center
Samantha Aigner-Treworgy, Linda K. Smith, and Caroline Osborne
Resource Type
Issue brief
24 pages
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