Wide variety in comprehensiveness of states childcare consumer education websites

A new report from the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation assesses and compares states’ early childhood education consumer education websites, with special focus on the comprehensiveness and ease of access. The evaluation finds that most states’ websites include information about the availability of childcare subsidies, but far fewer were comprehensive in addressing other elements that shape family access. Specifically, only six states aggregated all their consumer education information into a single website, and only eight included information on all elements identified as important for easing families access to care.