States, territories, and tribes actively seek to ensure family access to child care and child care provider access to subsidized payment rates to support them in serving children and families. The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), a core part of the child care market, allows flexibility in its implementation by states, territories, and tribes. This flexibility supports access and quality and ensures that families whose child care is covered by subsidy funding have the same experience selecting and accessing it as families who are not eligible to receive child care assistance. This brief discusses the role policies related to subsidy-rate-setting can play in supporting equitable access for families and equity in funding amounts of reimbursement rates.
Blog January 31, 2023
BUILD recently interviewed five parent leaders about their experience in parent coalitions. In addition to reminding us of the need to address implicit bias on behalf of all families and children, they provided their thoughts on ways to ensure the coalitions fulfill their purpose and best meet the needs of families, and whether there’s room for improvement in the way they function. Here’s what they told us.
Archived Meeting Resources January 31, 2023
States are making significant advancements in their quality improvement systems (QIS) as they look for solutions to widen the aperture and fully embrace a mixed-delivery system that will best serve children, families, and the early care and education workforce. To achieve this, QIS policies need to become more flexible and create different pathways to quality, including a variety of established, high-quality delivery models. In this session participants heard how Montessori programs are working with state leaders from Illinois, Michigan, and Washington to be part of the QIS.
Blog January 18, 2023
Under 3 DC Coalition members Sia Barbara Ferguson Kamara, LaDon Love, and Kim Perry contributed to this blog.