Brief A Summary of Research on How CCDF Policies Affect Providers
Monica H. Rohacek
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The federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is a primary source of assistance helping low-income parents pay for child care. Among other goals, the Office of Child Care has specified that CCDF policies should be "fair to providers." This issue matters because CCDF policies can influence provider decisions about enrolling children with vouchers as well as provider decisions about quality. This brief summarizes research that can inform implementation of CCDF policies that are fair to providers with a focus on payment rates, payment policies, timeliness of payment, and administrative and other costs of participation in the CCDF voucher system.
Research Areas Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Welfare and safety net programs Child care
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population