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.
Subsidy, Eligibility, and Equal Access
Subsidy and subsidy eligibility
Affordability and availability
Administration for Children & Families (ACF)