Guidance on Estimating and Reporting the Costs of Child Care

This issue brief provides guidance to support Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) agencies and their partners on using cost estimates to inform rate setting. It outlines factors that influence the cost of care, both at base costs and at higher levels of quality. This brief can be helpful for school-age networks or providers participating in the CCDF requirement that states consider cost information to set payment rates and write a report. 

Administration for Children & Families (ACF)
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance and National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability
Resource Type
Issue brief
21 pages
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Archive Status