Estimating the Cost of Quality Child Care in Oklahoma

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The Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness partnered with RAND to conduct the Updating Estimates of the Cost of Quality Child Care in Oklahoma study. The goal of this research was to update the 2020 RAND study Estimating the Cost of Quality Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Oklahoma with current data from Oklahoma ECCE providers on their per-child costs for infant, toddler, and preschool age groups. From this data, RAND will develop a tailored cost model that examines the key cost drivers for ECCE in Oklahoma by child age.

By understanding program costs and necessary resources for delivering high-quality early childhood education in Oklahoma, policymakers may be able to take effective actions to improve the access to and quality of ECCE in the state.

Final Project Report

Study Team

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