Tarrant-Dallas Cost of Quality Study

In partnership with Anne Mitchell and Early Childhood Policy Research (ECPR), APA is working with Tarrant and Dallas counties in Texas to help estimate the cost to provide high quality early childhood education. Using the state's new quality rating system, Texas Rising Star (TRS), APA and ECPR are assisting these two counties as they determine the cost drivers within TRS and helping them create models for the various different provider types.

It is anticipated that the outcome of the models will help policymakers determine if child care subsidy rates are sufficient to meet the quality standards set by the state.