Market Rate Study for Child Care Providers

October 9, 2020

From the Division of Social Services:

Dear Providers,

As you may know, each state that receives federal funding for child care is required to conduct periodic reviews of its child care reimbursement rates. This process is called a Market Rate Survey or Market Rate Study. You are receiving this correspondence because we need your help with this process.

A research team, Research America, will be contacting you shortly to ask you a few questions. It is important that you participate because the information that you provide is used by the state to determine how much to pay providers who serve families receiving Purchase of Care and ensures that these families have equal access to comparable services.

Attached you will find a letter explaining the purpose of the survey and a worksheet with some questions on it to help you prepare for the call from the research team. You will only need to focus on the worksheet that pertains to your type of program. There is one worksheet for Family Child Care programs and a separate worksheet for centers.

MRS Letter to Provider (SIGNED)

MRS Worksheet Centers 2.28.18

MRS Worksheet Family Child Care 2.28.18

Again we appreciate your help and please do not hesitate to reach out to Belvie Herbert with any questions or concerns using the contact information found in the letter.

The Division of Social Services

Additionally here are the dates, times and contact details for the Information Sessions to learn more.

MRS information Sessions 10-19 and 10-21

My Child DE is a user-friendly website that brings together resources to help families, providers and other caretakers make informed choices for the children of Delaware. The goal of My Child DE is to help these groups feel welcome, informed and empowered to engage, learn and take the next steps needed to support children.