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Toolkit for Communities Using Health Data

This resource from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, provides guidelines for responsible data collection, use, protection, and sharing practices.

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Understanding the cost of quality child care in New Mexico: A cost estimation model to inform subsidy rate setting

To comply with federal law and to support providers in maintaining financial sustainability amid a changing market, the State of New Mexico and the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) engaged external early care and education fiscal consultants, Prenatal to Five Fiscal Strategies, to conduct a robust alternative methodology approach, with both a cost study and the development of a cost-estimation model for Ne

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Prenatal to Five Fiscal Strategies
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Understanding the True Cost of Child Care for Infants and Toddlers

It is no secret that child care can be costly, and this is especially true for infant and toddler child care. Annual child care often exceeds the annual cost of college tuition and is one of the largest expenses in a family’s budget. To help illustrate the gap between current child care prices and the real cost to provide high-quality child care, the Center for American Progress developed a 50-state cost model for center-based programs. This report provides state-by-state estimates of the cost to provide child care that meets minimum state licensing standards, as well as the cost to provide high-quality child care where early childhood educators earn salaries comparable to kindergarten teachers.

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Center for American Progress
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Want to Grow the Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis

This study by ReadyNation examines the economic impacts of the nation’s child care crisis on infants and toddlers, working parents, employers, and taxpayers. It details the annual cost of $57 billion in lost earnings, productivity, and revenue from a lack of child care. 

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Council for a Strong America
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