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Emergent Method, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The Louisiana Department of Education contracted with Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based management consulting firm to conduct the 2020 Market Rate Survey of child care providers. This survey was conducted to identify both the typical rates charged…
Emergent Method, January, 2021
Executive Summary
The Louisiana Department of Education contracted with Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based management consulting firm to conduct the 2020 Market Rate Survey of child care providers. This survey was conducted to identify both the typical rates charged…
Borom Greg, Harris Logan Rockefeller, Sirota Alexandra Forter, McHugh Patrick, April, 2021
Reports & Papers
The following analysis provides an estimate of the fiscal benefits to providers of raising rates based on the 2018 market rate study and implementing the statewide market rate as a floor. The proposal here also assumes a change in policy so that…
Horrace William, Parmeter Christopher, 2021
Reports & Papers

The goal of the 2021 Delaware Local Child Care Market Rate Survey was to develop statistically credible information of the present market prices charged by providers in Delaware and to provide confidence intervals that indicate the accuracy of…

Borom Greg, Harris Logan Rockefeller, Sirota Alexandra Forter, McHugh Patrick, April 2021
Reports & Papers

The following analysis provides an estimate of the fiscal benefits to providers of raising rates based on the 2018 market rate study and implementing the statewide market rate as a floor. The proposal here also assumes a change in policy so that…

Pratt Megan E., Houston Laurie, Sektnan Michaella, March 2021
Executive Summary

The 2020 Oregon Market Price Study identifies child care prices and the geographic distribution of these prices across the state. Prices vary by several factors including the age of the child served, type of care, the local supply and demand for…

Pratt Megan E., Houston Laurie, Sektnan Michaella, March 2021
Reports & Papers

The clusters created by the use of statistical clustering do not match the three rate areas identified in earlier studies (A, B, C). Thus, for the final report we analyzed the 2020 price data by three rate areas as was done in the past (a similar…

Pratt Megan E., Houston Laurie, Sektnan Michaella, March 2021
Reports & Papers

The 2020 Oregon Market Price Study identifies child care prices and the geographic distribution of these prices across the state. Prices vary by several factors including the age of the child served, type of care, the local supply and demand for…

Workman Simon, June 2021
Reports & Papers

In 2018, the Center for American Progress developed an interactive cost estimation tool to illustrate the economics of child care, estimate the true cost of child care in each state, and better understand why high-quality child care is out of…

Public Consulting Group (Boston, Mass.), July 2021
Reports & Papers

In 2021, Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) was contracted by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS), to conduct a federally mandated Market Rate Survey (MRS) of child care providers throughout the state. The survey was administered…

Public Consulting Group (Boston, Mass.), July 2021
Executive Summary

In 2021, Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) was contracted by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS), to conduct a federally mandated Market Rate Survey (MRS) of child care providers throughout the state. The survey was administered…

Pennsylvania. Office of Child Development and Early Learning, 2020
Reports & Papers
In August 2019, OCDEL staff developed a plan for the upcoming MRS. A series of meetings were held to determine the best course of action for administering the survey, and communicating with the field of child care providers. Like the 2016 MRS, staff…
Sirota Alexandra Forter, Borom Greg, McHugh Patrick, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
On the path to addressing the current inequities of the market rate calculations for fully valuing the expense of providing quality early childhood care and education in the state, a subcommittee of the Subsidy Advisory Committee to the North…
NC Budget & Tax Center, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An affordable and accessible child care industry requires a bolder public commitment of resources. One concrete response that policymakers can make now to stabilize the system as financing is restructured for long-term sustainability is to create a…
Halkitis Sophia, Drobnjak Marija, Hornick-Becker Daryl, Kimiagar Bijan, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
To better inform needed actions, this brief examines two economic dimensions of access to child care — child care cost burden and affordability. For both analyses, data on the cost of either center-based or home-based child care in New York City…