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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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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.

On Thursday, March 29, 2018 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) hosted a webinar introducing a first ever series of national and state/territory data profiles with information about school-age children served through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).

This guide provides general information on fiscal administration and accountability issues related to the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program, including basic financial management and grants management principles.

This video, which is also a part of the School-Age Consumer Education Toolkit, shows the importance of afterschool and summer care for families. Telling the story of school-age child care through data and details about the...

The National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCSIA) is developing a series of briefs to address topics related to market rate surveys.

What are child care deserts? How do we recognize them and what communities do they impact? Through data-driven analysis, the scope of child care undersupply is coming into focus.

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