Webinar Series About Strategies for Building and Financing the Supply of High-Quality Child Care
The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center) hosted a series of webinars about increasing the supply of and improving the quality of child care services for children in underserved areas, infants and toddlers, children with disabilities, and children who receive care during nontraditional hours. This series was geared toward those interested in identifying gaps in the availability of child care in high-need communities, exploring rate strategies to finance child care at the state/territory and local levels, discussing the latest innovations with other states, and hearing about practical tools to support supply-building efforts.
Below are the webinars and links to recordings, slides, and additional resources:Building the Supply of High-Quality Child Care: An Overview
Introduction to strategies that states are using to build the supply of high-quality child care. To access the slides and recording, please visit this page.
Identifying, Mapping, and Alleviating Child Care Deserts
Discussion about ways to identify child care supply shortages in high-need areas and the impact on communities. To access the slides and recording, please visit this page.
Innovation in State and Local Finance
A discussion about state and local revenue-generation strategies that fund quality services for children. To access the slides and recording, please visit this page.
Using Grants and Contracts, Payment Rates, and Financial Incentives to Increase Supply and Improve Quality
Hear from states that have used different strategies related to provider payments, grants and contracts, and financial incentives. To access the slides and recording, please visit this page.
Innovative Models To Build, Expand, and Sustain Quality Facilities and Services in High-Need Communities
Three localities will share how they are using creative ways to build and sustain the supply of child care in high-need communities. To access the slides and recording, please visit this page.