Equal Access to Child Care

Equal access to child care entails identifying, evaluating, and promoting policies that support accessible, high-quality care for all populations. Such policies can include those that address assessing market rates and child care costs, strategies for building supply, setting payment rates, establishing payment practices, and ensuring parental choice. The following resources provide further information about these topics as they relate to equal access to care.

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Las necesidades y desafíos únicos de las familias que necesitan servicios de tiempo extraescolar (TE) a menudo son desconocidas o ignoradas.

Grants and contracts are good strategies for building the supply and quality of infant and toddler care, and Lead Agencies have broad authority to use them with other government or non-governmental organizations.

This presentation provides an overview of the four subsections of FFY 2023–2025 Tribal CCDF Plan Preprint Section 6: Ensure Equal Access to Quality Child Care for Low-Income Children.

In celebration of November’s Native American Heritage Month, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) presented a webinar focused on celebrating promising practices in collaboration across Tribal early childhood programs as they serve American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children...

This presentation provided an overview of the seven subsections of FFY 2023–2025 Tribal CCDF Plan Preprint Section 4: Tribal Lead Agencies with Small Allocations Only—Direct Services.

This Resource Directory provides resources that can support Tribal Lead Agencies in the development of Section 6: Ensure Equal Access to Quality Child Care for Low-Income Children.

This Resource Directory provides resources that can support Tribal Lead Agencies in the development of Section 5: Provide Stable Child Care Financial Assistance to Families.

This Resource Directory provides resources that can support Tribal Lead Agencies in the development of Section 4: Tribal Lead Agencies with Small Allocations Only - Direct Services.

Affordable co-payments are an essential component of equal access.

On September 14, 2022, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment hosted the “Addressing...