Ongoing since 2014

Project Director: Nancy L. Marshall, Ed.D.
Funder: Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care

The primary objective of this project is to identify ways to improve the regional and statewide efficiency of the distribution of state supported child care, to examine the needs of eligible families in the context of the availability of the support, and to consider the balance of quality early education and work supports. To achieve this goal, the Urban Institute team will review policies and practices, as well as business processes, and analyze the child care needs of families and the ability of the subsidized system to meet those needs. Nancy Marshall, Ed.D. will provide consultation to this project, including identifying key stakeholders, and reviewing and commenting on interview materials and reports.