224. Access to Quality: How Can Communities and States Better Measure Access?
|Date:||Friday July 17, 2015|
|Time:||8:30 AM - 10:00 AM|
|Speakers:|| Sarah Friese and Carlise King, Child Trends
Ira Goldstein, The Reinvestment Fund
Herman Knopf, University of South Carolina
In this session, presenters will describe methods that can be used to understand access to early care and education at both the local and state levels. They will discuss innovative analytical methods currently being used to measure access at the local level and will then offer guidance to adapt the methods to measure access statewide. Session presenters will discuss the federal reporting requirements related to access issues and facilitate a discussion about how these methods can support program and policy changes to improve access to high quality early care and education.