Child Care Decision-Making Literature Review

As quality rating and improvement systems work to engage families in understanding quality early learning and the associated benefits for their children, this OPRE resource is a useful tool. The purpose of this review is to summarize research on the context and factors that facilitate parents’ decision-making about child care. It is intended to provide a foundation of empirical knowledge for state administrators, early childhood program developers, and policymakers who can use information about child care decision-making processes and outcomes to improve their programs and services for families.