“There is a tension between making high quality child care outside of the home more affordable and the cost of providing that level of care,” says Public Policy Associates president Colleen Graber. “The average child care worker could not afford the cost of having their own children in care. As noted in our report, increasing the subsidy reimbursements would help low-income families and providers alike. It’s one step toward addressing a very real need.
Bridge Magazine’s most recent article includes research findings from PPA’s 2017 Child Care Market Rate study that strengthened the magazine’s argument against the costly prices of child care in Michigan.
Robb Burroughs, PPA’s project manager for the Child Care Market Rate Study, adds, “By quantifying the gaps that persist between subsidy rates and the price of high-quality care, our report provides policymakers with the justification needed to take those next steps toward making quality child care accessible to all Michigan families.
Click here to read Bridge Magazine’s Article: https://www.bridgemi.com/children-families/child-care-baby-costs-more-university-michigan