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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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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.

This webinar included a facilitated discussion among leaders across the country to introduce a variety of approaches they have used to build the supply of high-quality child care. Presenters explored approaches that have worked well and ones that have not.

The Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC) Infant/Toddler Specialist Network hosted a series of 1-hour Hot Topic Webinars on the 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning on July 19 and running through December 20, 2017. Resources are available for each session.

On October 19, 2017 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) hosted a webinar facilitated by colleagues from the National Center on Child Care Subsidy Innovation and Accountability and the Child Care State Capacity Building Center.  During this interactive session, pa

This 2-pager provides key information about NCASE and details NCASE supports and services, organized in the areas of resource development and management, provision of training and technical assistance, and training and technical assistance coordination and collaboration.

This guide provides general information for those beginning to administer or oversee American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) CCDF programs, bringing together the technical and practical aspects of AI/AN CCDF administration. References to specific federal regulations and guidance documents

This fourth webinar in a six-part Hot Topics series supports States and Territories in identifying multiple strategies for building a supply of quality infant and toddler care, specifically in high-need areas.

Lead Agencies can use direct service grants or contracts to increase the supply of quality child care for underserved or vulnerable populations. This brief provides information on direct service grants and contracts, including: