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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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Action is needed to ensure that family child care remains a strong, healthy component of the early childhood education system.

This new practice brief from NCASE explores the ways that Lead Agencies can play a significant role in mitigating the challenges for low-income working parents who need school-age child care.

This interactive module explains the planning required to do a market rate survey.

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 presentation identifies data needed for rate setting. This resource helps participants understand and prepare for cost analysis.

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

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

This presentation addresses Oregon’s crisis in access to affordable, high-quality infant and toddler care.

This presentation outlines the role of innovation in early child care using three case studies. The resource shares unique challenges in child care and shares six field innovations.

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