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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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In this webinar, learn how three localities are focusing on building, expanding, and sustaining quality in their early learning communities. These communities have initiatives that encompass both coaching and facilities, and use financing in creative ways to address building and sustaining q

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 receiv

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development on June 5, 2018 as part of a webinar series on subsidy administration.

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development on May 29, 2018 as part of a webinar series on subsidy administration.

NCASE is pleased to share a new resource designed for summer program providers that may be interested in serving families who use subsidies but are not overly familiar with CCDF....

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development on May 22, 2018 as part of a webinar series on subsidy administration.

These slides accompanied a national webinar about the use of alternative methodologies and narrow cost analyses to inform Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) subsidy payment rates within the context of equal access.

Affordable co-payments are an important component of equal access. The cost of child care can be a significant barrier for low-income families to access child care.

This webinar included presentations by states that have used different strategies related to provider payments, grants and contracts, and financial incentives to help build and sustain the supply of high quality care in child care deserts.

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