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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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Action is needed to ensure that family child care remains a strong, healthy component of the early childhood education system.

A governmental inter-agency written agreement is often referred to as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). In general, written agreements bind two or more agencies to terms outlined within the agreement.

This resource provides a glossary for terms commonly used related to the Equal Access provisions of the ...

This second webinar in the Strengthening Family Child Care series explored possible reasons behind the decrease in family child care (FCC) providers, and strategies that...

This document offers descriptions and links to a variety of resources that address such equal access topics as market rate surveys, payment practices, cost of care, co-payments and payment rates.

This webinar explores strategies for understanding your family child care (FCC) population and reaching out to and engaging FCC providers; and, outlines supports and services that can help improve the access to and sustainability of...

The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) is pleased to share a practice brief on Aligning Out-of-School Time Services for Children Experiencing Homelessness.

The 2016 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule outlines regulations for implementing the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and administering the CCDF program.

On October 18, 2018 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) facilitated a webinar focused on exploring ways to improve the quality and supply of family child care for school-age children.  During active engagement and sharing, participants had the opportunity to:

On September 20, 2018, NCASE facilitated a webinar where participants learned from the experiences of states and programs that have combined different funding sources to support programming.  The event included discussion of the benefits and challenges of combining funds, a review of differe

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