ERIC Number: ED456920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Rate Setting Policies: Ensuring Access and Improving Quality. Issues Meeting Proceedings (Washington, D.C., November 28-29, 2000).
Schock, Lisa; Daugherty, Jane
In November 2000, the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, convened an Issues Meeting focused on Rate-Setting Policies: Ensuring Access and Improving Quality. The meeting brought together state child care administrators and others for discussions on conducting effective market rate surveys, tiered reimbursement and special needs rates, and interpreting survey data to develop rate policies, reimbursement rates and parent fees, and other innovative subsidy strategies. This report provides an overview of each presentation conducted during the issues meeting. The overviews are organized in the following areas: (1) using market rate surveys to develop rate policies; (2) the survey sample; (3) the survey instrument; (4) using market rate surveys to collect additional data; (5) ensuring accurate data: the role of the provider; (6) cost studies; (7) interpreting and using survey data to develop rate policies; (8) tiered reimbursement and rates for special needs, school-age care, and informal care; and (9) relationship between rates, parent fees, and other innovative strategies. Four appendices include the agenda, presenter list, participant list, presenter handout list, and sample of state surveys. (KB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Conference Proceedings, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Methods, Fees, Financial Support, Marketing, Policy, Surveys
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Child Care Bureau.
Authoring Institution: National Child Care Information Center, Vienna, VA.