Research Report Review of Massachusetts Child Care Subsidy Eligibility Policies and Practices
A Report for the Assessment of the Massachusetts Subsidized Child Care System
Gina Adams, Michael Katz
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This report summarizes findings from a review of Massachusetts’ child care subsidy eligibility policies and implementation practices. The review included interviews and focus groups with approximately 60 experts and stakeholders with a broad range of perspectives on the system. It identifies several important issues that, if addressed, could improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the subsidized child care system. Such reforms would help fill in some of the gaps in the current policy framework, which has many strong components. This review is one component of a legislatively mandated assessment of the Massachusetts subsidized child care system.
Research Areas Education Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Families with low incomes Welfare and safety net programs Economic well-being State programs, budgets Child care Children's health and development Work supports Early childhood education Child care and workers Child care and early childhood education
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population