With increased attention on the broken child care market and the urgent need for a more effective and equitable approach to how states fund access to quality child care, this webinar will discuss what a cost estimation model is, the process of developing a model, and how a model can be used to inform child care policy, such as subsidy rates and grants or contracts. In particular this discussion will focus on cost modeling in relationship to family child care providers; family child care is a cornerstone of the early care and education system yet is a very different service approach than center or school based settings. Join this webinar to explore how cost modeling and family child care comes together, the benefits to this modeling approach and impact on understanding family child care operations.
Blog January 18, 2023
Under 3 DC Coalition members Sia Barbara Ferguson Kamara, LaDon Love, and Kim Perry contributed to this blog.
Broadening Policy for Mixed Delivery: Incorporating Montessori Programs in State Quality Improvement Systems
Report January 12, 2023
The Montessori Public Policy Initiative (MPPI) and the BUILD Initiative have partnered on this document to support states as they work toward including successful and long-standing pedagogically driven models such as Montessori. This report identifies several areas where minor modifications to QIS rubrics can ensure that quality is correctly captured for Montessori programs.
Archived Meeting Resources January 10, 2023
This resource includes the session descriptions, recordings, and resources shared during the BUILD 2022 National Conference.