2015 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey

2015 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 lead the 2015 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey. Each year, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) contracts the survey.

This report summarizes child care market rate data for the entire state of Texas and for each of its 28 local workforce development areas (LWDAs). Researchers surveyed three types of child care facilities between September 2014 and March 2015: licensed child care centers, registered homes and licensed homes. In the survey, researchers group licensed and registered homes together, but separate each for analysis.

A comparison of the daily market rates reported in this 2015 survey to those observed in 2013 reveal several statewide trends. Overall, across facility types and age groups, median daily rates decreased by about 4.3 percent during this period, or about -$0.87 per day, when compared to 2013 median daily rates. Although we typically find that rates increase from around two to five percent per year, it is not unusual for rates to decline. This marks the second time in the last seven annual surveys that typical overall rates were found to decline.

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2015 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey

Suggested Citation: Schwab, J., Schroeder, D., Faulkner, M., & Marra, L. (2015). 2015 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey prepared for the Texas Workforce Commission. Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin, Child & Family Research Institute, Ray Marshall Center.