A Dozen Policy Questions You Can Answer with Your Agency’s Administrative Data: A Webinar for Child Care Development Fund Lead Agencies

November 6, 2019
Topics:
Administrative Data for Research and Improvement, Child Care
Projects:
Center for Supporting Research on Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Implementation, 2016 - 2021 | Learn more about this project
Types:
Reports
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Introduction

CCDF administrators and their staff are surrounded by agency data on subsidy eligibility and payments, licensing, Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) ratings, complaints, violations, and other aspects of program operations. This webinar is designed to support CCDF Lead Agency staff and their partners in using existing administrative data to address policy questions posed by state legislators, agency heads, local child care providers, and other stakeholders. The webinar covers (1) a dozen policy and operational questions that CCDF lead agencies have addressed with administrative data; (2) tips for using administrative data; and (3) presentations from CCDF Lead Agency staff in Georgia and Massachusetts about how they used QRIS and licensing data to answer policy and operational questions of interest to their agency. Following the presentations, speakers address questions from the moderator and the audience.

This is the first in a series of webinars on Building Your Capacity as a CCDF Lead Agency to Use Data in Policy Decisions, hosted by the Center for Supporting Research on CCDBG Implementation with support from the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.

The speakers include:

  • Julia Isaacs, Director of the Center for Supporting Research on CCDBG Implementation and Senior Fellow, Urban Institute (panel moderator)
  • Kelly Maxwell, Project Lead for the Child Care Administrative Data Analysis Center (CCADAC) and Co-Director of Early Childhood Research at Child Trends
  • Jocelyn Bowne, Director of Research and Preschool Expansion Grant Administration, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
  • Randy Hudgins, Director of Research and Policy Analysis, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Primary Research Questions

  1. 1 What policy and operational questions have CCDF lead agencies addressed with administrative data?
  2. 2 What are general tips for using administrative data to address policy-relevant early education and care questions?

Purpose

This webinar is designed to support CCDF Lead Agency staff and their partners in using existing administrative data to address policy questions posed by state legislators, agency heads, local child care providers, and other stakeholders. The webinar is designed to support people at all stages of administrative data analysis, including those who may not have tried it out yet.

Citation

Center for Supporting Research on CCDBG Implementation. 2019. “A Dozen Policy Questions You Can Answer with Your Agency’s Administrative Data: A Webinar for Child Care Development Fund Lead Agencies.” Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.

Last Reviewed: November 6, 2019