Early Care and Education Variables
Sets the income eligibility limit for child care subsidies at or above 200% FPL (2019)Uses payment rate at or above the 75th percentile of current market rate for center-based care at the highest quality QRIS tier (2019)Provides families with at least 12 months of continuous eligibility for child care subsidies (FY 2018)Funds a pre-kindergarten program (2019)Supplements Head Start (2019)Requires districts to offer full day kindergarten (2018)Requires one adult for every four 18-month-olds in child care centers (2020)Requires one adult for every ten 4-year-olds in child care centers (2020)▼Requires one teacher for every 12 students in kindergarten classrooms (2020)Has early learning standards or developmental guidelines for infants and toddlers (2019)Has an infant/toddler credential or certificate (2018)Requires that infants and toddlers in child care centers be assigned a consistent primary caregiver (2020)Has implemented a statewide Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) (2020)Has comprehensive, free-standing standards for social emotional learning at the K-12 level (2020)Requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree for lead teachers in public pre-K programs and licensed child care centers (2018)
AlaskaYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNo
CaliforniaYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNo
ConnecticutYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
District of ColumbiaYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNo
IllinoisNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNo
MaineYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNo
MarylandYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
MassachusettsYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNo
MinnesotaNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNo
MissouriNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
MontanaNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
New YorkNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
North DakotaYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNo
OregonNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNo
PennsylvaniaNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNo
Rhode IslandNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNo
South DakotaNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNo
VermontYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNo
VirginiaNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
WashingtonNoNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNo
AlabamaNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNo
ArizonaNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNo
ArkansasYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
ColoradoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesNo
DelawareNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
FloridaNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNo
GeorgiaNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
HawaiiYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
IdahoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNo
IndianaNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNo
IowaNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNo
KansasNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNo
KentuckyNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNo
LouisianaNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNo
MichiganNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNo
MississippiYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
NebraskaNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNo
NevadaNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNo
New HampshireYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
New JerseyNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNo
New MexicoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNo
North CarolinaNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
OhioNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNo
OklahomaNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNo
South CarolinaNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNo
TennesseeYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNo
TexasNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
UtahNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNo
West VirginiaNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNo
WisconsinNoNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNo
WyomingNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNo