Projects

PA Quality Cost Care

The Cost and Value of Quality Child Care in Pennsylvania
January 2019—December 2019

The Cost and Value of Quality Child Care in Pennsylvania study seeks to understand the true cost of providing high-quality care in early learning programs statewide.

This 14-month project, in partnership with the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU), the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), and the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (University of Pennsylvania) is led by CPRE Senior Researcher and Research Assistant Professor Philip Sirinides (Penn GSE).

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Purpose of Study

The project is an opportunity to examine the funding and provider expenses associated with adequately financing high quality child care in Pennsylvania; to foster a deeper understanding of issues of policy and practice pertaining to the myriad needs of families with young children; and to gain insight into the implementation challenges in this sector.

Project Activities

Team members conduct onsite visits with providers to estimate the total cost of delivering their services to produce a state-wide survey of reoccurring and fluctuating costs, for individual and larger settings, and including total cost of items such as personnel, training programs, facilities, materials, equipment, and other miscellaneous items. 

They also are administering a statewide survey to providers and gather insights from systems-level experts across a variety of areas related to early childhood care and education.

Products

The research team will produce a comprehensive final report to disseminate findings to policymakers, the public, and other stakeholders.

Consortium for Policy Research in Education

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
3440 Market Street, Suite 560
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: 215.573.0700
Fax: 215.573.7914

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