Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How Does the Child Care and Development Fund Policies Affect Providers?

01/01/2014

The purpose of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Child Care and Development Fund Research Synthesis Project was to inform research planning and support evidence-based decision making related to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Child Care and Development Fund programs. This study summarized past research that can inform implementation of Child Care and Development Fund policies that are fair to providers.

Fund reimbursement rates and payment policies can influence families' access to a range of child care options. Few states have Fund reimbursement rates that cover at least 75 percent of the fees currently charged by providers in the market. Evidence from child care providers suggests they compare the cost of doing business with the Child Care and Development Fund system and subsidized families to the cost of doing business with private-paying families.

Report Title: A Summary of Research On How CCDF Policies Affect Providers, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/other_resrch/tanf_ccdf/reports/policies_providers.pdf
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Emily Schmitt, 202-401-5786
Performer: The Urban Institute
Record ID: 9882 (March 13, 2012)

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