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 interactive module covers two major terms that you need to understand fully to conduct a market rate survey successfully: equal access and valid and reliable market rate survey.

This interactive module explains the planning required to do a market rate survey. It is also available as a text only module.

This handout shares information about the projects serving vulnerable children in Washington State.

This presentation compares 21st  Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) and Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) School-Age Child Care. It he...

This presentation reviews the Child Care and Development Fund requirements. It defines vulnerable populations and identifies strategies to serve them.

This presentation shares unique challenges in child care, such as: low pay rates, fragmented distribution, legacy tech systems, and scarcity constraints.

This presentation illustrates how states use Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) transfer funds to expand funding resources for child care...

This presentation highlights the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program.