February 16, 2023

Cost Estimation – Improving Child Care Subsidy Rate Setting

In Pennsylvania, child care programs operate on razor-thin margins. Additionally, child care teachers and staff get paid low wages. Still, the price of child care remains high and a burden for most families.

Join Start Strong PA at this webinar to learn how cost modeling offers practical and achievable ways to change this reality.

Session Details

Wednesday, February 22 | 12 – 1:30 p.m.



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Cost modeling is the process that Pennsylvania needs to undertake to estimate the true cost of care for child care programs providing high-quality child care, including appropriate compensation for teachers and staff.

Determining the true cost of care is critical to addressing the underfunding in the child care system.

It is up to all of us to understand the solution, so that we can promote this change.

At this webinar, attendees will hear more about cost modeling from the following presenters:
  • Jeanna Capito, Principal, Prenatal to Five Fiscal Strategies
  • Daisy Lira, Director, Bumble Bee Learning Center, Sunland Park, New Mexico
  • Kelly Hoffman, Vice President of Data and Strategy, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
  • Jen DeBell, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Kimberly Early, Senior Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children