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Public Education

Support is provided by Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to the community at large in a number of ways, including:

  • State Child Care Facts and Figures
  • Data Collection, analysis, and dissemination – provision of varied and comprehensive data to identify community needs as well as shape/refine service delivery and inform public policy.  Examples of data collected and analyzed include:
    • Child care program supply and parental demand
    • Number of referrals made to both preschoolers and school-agers
    • Type and number of programs and their licensing status
    • Child care fees/rates
    • Child care vacancies
  • Child Care Research
  • Child Care Supply and Demand
  • Advocacy -  promotion of community involvement, planning, and work to make high-quality child care a reality for all children.  Examples of advocacy efforts include:
    • Education around issues that affect children and communities
    • Involvement with child-serving groups
    • Awareness around legislative agendas and contact information for elected officials