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Access to Early Care and Education (ECE) for Disadvantaged Families

The purpose of the present study is to understand the role that state-level child care subsidy policies play in predicting disadvantaged families' access to high-quality early care and education (ECE). The federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) has dual goals of supporting parental employment and providing high-quality ECE to children. States set many of their own policies for administering child care subsidies to disadvantaged families, but it is unclear how different subsidy policies are related to access to ECE in different populations--especially ethnic minorities and families with limited English proficiency. This study has three objectives: 1. Provide descriptive information comparing the ECE experiences of subsidy-eligible and ineligible children 2. Determine whether certain combinations of subsidies (i.e., subsidy profiles) are associated with whether economically-disadvantaged children receive subsidies. 3. Determine how subsidy policy profiles are associated with economically-disadvantaged families' access to ECE.
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Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

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