California is changing how it pays for child care!
California will soon be setting child care subsidy payment rates informed by the cost of care – rather than market rates.
Building on the Cost of Quality Study completed last year, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is working with Prenatal to Five Fiscal Strategies (P5) to design and implement an alternative methodology process to:
- Better understand how much it costs providers to deliver high-quality early care and education and stay in business.
- Develop a tool to help estimate the true cost of care based on variables such as program size, geographic location, and ages of children served that can be used to inform rate setting.
P5 is hosting Input Sessions in Anaheim Wednesday, July 12, 2023 to hear from early care and education providers, including child care and development centers, family child care homes, tribal programs, and license-exempt family, friend, or neighbor care providers on current expenses and the true cost of care – not just what families can afford to pay. Anaheim Input Sessions will be held in English and Spanish.
Register for July 12th input sessions in Anaheim
We need to hear from you! Join us for one of three input sessions Wednesday, July 12, 2023, in Anaheim, California.
Register to join us at one of the times below:
- 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
- 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
- 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Meals and snacks will be provided, parking will be validated, and participants will be eligible to win giveaways throughout the day.
Additional Virtual Input Sessions will be held throughout the summer.
Review a quick one-page project summary, visit California’s Alternative Methodology site at www.prenatal5fiscal.org/california, or call (217) 469-5250 for more information.
Prenatal to Five Fiscal Strategies is conducting this study and all data will be kept confidential and not attributed to any one person or program.