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The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) provides federal money to States and Territories to subsidize the cost of child care for low-income families. The detailed policies used to administer the programs vary widely across jurisdictions, with States and Territories establishing different policies for family eligibility, family copayments, provider payment rates, and provider eligibility requirements...

The CCDF Policies Database tracks State/Territory CCDF policies over time, with hundreds of variables tracking policies related to family eligibility, application and waiting list procedures, family copayments, provider reimbursement rates, and other provider policies. This brief serves as a companion piece to the project’s 2019 annual report, providing selected information about State and Territory policy differences using maps and charts.

This report is the second book of tables to be produced from the CCDF Policies Database...

If a child’s parents both work full-time and together earn $30,000 per year, can the family receive a subsidy to help pay for child care? What if one of the parents loses their job and needs child care while they look for a new job? If the family does qualify for a subsidy, how much will they have to pay out of pocket? The answers to these questions depend on a family’s exact circumstances...

This brief describes an approach that researchers can use to examine differences in Child Care and Development Fund policies across states and what those differences mean for the parents and children served by subsidized child care and for the people providing the child care services...

If a single mother earns $25,000 per year, can she receive a subsidy to help pay for child care? What if she decides to attend a training program? If she does qualify for a subsidy, how much will she have to pay out of pocket? The answers to these questions depend on a family’s exact circumstances, including...

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) provides federal money to States, Territories, and Tribes to subsidize the cost of child care for lower-income families. Detailed policies vary widely across jurisdictions, with States/Territories/Tribes establishing different policies for...

If a child’s parents both work full-time and together earn $25,000 per year, can the family receive a subsidy to help pay for child care? What if one of the parents is a full-time student and not working? If the family does qualify for a subsidy...

This report is based on the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Policies Database, a cross-state, cross-time database of CCDF policy information. The sixth report of this project, this book of tables presents key aspects of the differences in CCDF policies as of October 1, 2015.

For example, 25 states/territories require that parents work a minimum number of hours to be eligible for care based on work...

These three briefs draw on the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Policies Database, a source of information on the detailed policies used to operate childcare subsidy programs under CCDF. Each brief examines selected state/territory policies that were in effect as of October 1, 2014, a month prior to the reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)...