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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This webinar focuses on building state capacity to consider equity in data collection, specifically administrative data, to improve equitable access and outcomes through data collection and analysis.

Section 4 addresses strategies that the Lead Agency uses to promote parental choice,...

Section 4 addresses strategies that the Lead Agency uses to promote parental choice,...

This brief focuses on current research trends and implications for racial and ethnic disparities related to early childhood.

This webinar focuses on state capacity to quantify access to early childhood programs in rural communities.

This video, created in partnership with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) provides an introduction to IDEA Part C and Part B 619 requirements.

This brief presents an overview of family homelessness and information about the policies, agencies, and programs that support families of young children experiencing homelessness.

In the opening plenary session, leadership from the Office of Child Care, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Early Learning, U.S.

Home-based child care (HBCC) has always been an important part of the child care supply for families of school-age children. This practice brief will explore challenges and promising practices to support school-age children in accessing high-quality experiences in home-based care, which has...

This brief provides a summary of family co-payment requirements for Lead Agencies included in the CCDF Rule. It outlines mandates as well as areas of flexibility in co-payment policies and sliding fee scale structures.