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Child Care Market Rate Study

Research Team


Principal Investigator: Greg Welch

Co-Principal Investigators: Lisa Knoche

Funding Information

Funding Agency: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS)

Award Date: Aug 1, 2016

End Date: Mar 31, 2017


This project conducts a child care market rate study for Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

A census approach will be used to invite all licensed childcare providers who are part of the priced market (defined as providers that charge parents a price established through an arm's-length transaction) to participate.

Data is collected from providers through the electronic distribution of a web-based survey. Providers that are unwilling or unable to complete the electronic version will be asked to participate via other means, such as a phone call. Additional data sources will be sought to supplement the direct data collection methods being proposed. To ensure the data remains current, a three-month window will be established for all data collection to be completed. Participating providers will be contacted on multiple occasions to maximize response rates for the survey.

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