Planning and Evaluation for AB1326 Subsidy Pilot

Clients: San Mateo County Office of Education

Mission Analytics provides planning support and evaluation of these this pilot project.  The pilot allows San Mateo County to address two fundamental concerns: first, that families barely earning enough to meet the high cost of housing in the county are nevertheless considered too high income to qualify for child care subsidy; and second, that the state reimbursement rates for providers contracted to provide high quality child care are so low that providers cannot cover their costs. Evaluation criteria include the retention of contracted providers, income growth and child care stability for families, and the increase in number of children served in contracted slots in the counties.