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)
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AlaskaYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNo
ArizonaNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNo
ArkansasYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
CaliforniaYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNo
ColoradoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesNo
ConnecticutYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
DelawareNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
District of ColumbiaYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNo
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MassachusettsYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNo
MichiganNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNo
MinnesotaNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNo
MississippiYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
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MontanaNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
NebraskaNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNo
NevadaNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNo
New JerseyNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNo
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New YorkNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
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OklahomaNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNo
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PennsylvaniaNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNo
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IndianaNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNo
New HampshireYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNo
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UtahNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNo
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