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 breakout session on child care deserts and...

This webinar provides a brief overview of how the Provider Cost of Quality Calculator (PCQC) can be used for a narrow cost analysis or to estimate program costs associated with various policy decisions. The focus is on the Lead Agency steps for internal use of the PCQC, including:

The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department worked in partnership with external fiscal consultants to develop a robust alternative methodology, incorporating a cost study and development of a cost estimation model.

This webinar, Supporting Reliable Subsidy Revenue for Child Care Providers While Maintaining Program Integrity, will help Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies understand the requirements and flexibilities within strategies that promote provider- friendly payment policies. Paying...