2013 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey

2013 Texas Child Care Market Rate SurveyThe Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing (TXICFW) partnered with the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources (RMC) to conduct the 2013 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey. Each year, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) contracts the survey as part of an annual project.

This report summarizes child care market rate data for Texas and each of its 28 local workforce development areas. Researchers surveyed three types of child care facilities between August 2013 and January 2014: licensed child care centers, registered homes and licensed homes.

A comparison of the daily market rates reported in this 2013 survey to those observed in 2012 reveal statewide trends. Overall, median daily rates increased by 5.2% during this period, or about $0.99 per day, when compared to 2012 median daily rates. This increase falls within the trend of typical annual rate increases of around 5% observed over the last nine years. However, this is higher than the essentially stable rate trends observed between 2009 to 2011.

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2013 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey

Suggested Citation: Schwab, J., Schroeder, D., Faulkner, M., & Marra, L. (2014). 2013 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey prepared for the Texas Workforce Commission.  Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin, Child and Family Research Institute, Ray Marshall Center.