Research Report Providers in the Child Care Subsidy System
Insights into Factors Shaping Participation, Financial Well-Being, and Quality
Monica H. Rohacek, Gina Adams
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Child care providers are key in achieving the child development and parental employment goals of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). To accomplish these goals, child care providers must be willing to accept child care subsidies, and the subsidy system must support their ability to stay in business and deliver high-quality services. However, relatively little is known about what factors affect provider participation or how subsidies affect providers’ financial well-being and quality. This paper provides insights into these issues by revisiting focus group, interview, and survey data from 2003–04 to inform implementation of the newly reauthorized CCDF.

Research Areas Education Children and youth
Tags Child care Early childhood education Child care and early childhood education
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population