A Focus on the Subsidy-Quality Intersection
In collaboration with the University of Chicago, Erikson is examining policy efforts for improving subsidized families’ access to high-quality care and education. Erikson will be involved in phases 1 and 3 of the project, which are designed to produce new knowledge about the subsidy–quality intersection.
Phase 1 will entail case studies of local sites, including policy and document analysis and interviews with key subsidy and quality improvement program stakeholders. Phase 3 will entail a qualitative study of subsidized providers to glean knowledge about a) providers’ responses to families’ challenges with maintaining subsidy and child care stability and b) providers’ views of and experiences with quality improvement efforts.