These resources support the use of the Provider Cost of Quality Calculator (PCQC) by providing an overview of its capabilities, instructions on entering data, and information on how specific program elements influence net revenue. Target audiences include CCDF State and Territory Administrators and staff, policy-makers, advocates, CCR&R staff, and child care organizations and networks.
Understanding the Potential of the Provider Cost of Quality Calculator
This PowerPoint Presentation was presented as part of the Understanding the Potential of the Provider Cost of Quality Calculator National Webinar conducted in March 2015.
The Provider Cost of Quality Calculator (PCQC) is a tool that calculates the cost of care by levels of quality based on site-level provider data. The tool can help state policymakers, child care providers, and other stakeholders understand the costs associated with delivering high-quality child care services.
Early Care and Education Program Characteristics - The brief discusses the effects of the following variables on provider financial health and viability: Participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP); Program size and ages of children accepted into care; Enrollment efficiency; and Bad debt or uncollected revenues.