2016 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey

Texas Child Care Market Rate 2016 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 2016 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. Three types of child care facilities were surveyed between September 2015 and March 2016: licensed child care centers, registered homes and licensed homes. In the survey, researchers grouped licensed and registered homes together, but separated each for analysis.

A comparison of the daily market rates reported in this 2016 survey to those observed in 2015 reveal statewide trends. Overall, across facility types and age groups, median daily rates increased by about 3.9 percent during this period, or about $0.77 per day, when compared to 2015 median daily rates. This rate of increase is fairly typical, as rates often increase from around two to five percent per.

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2016 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey

Suggested Citation: Schwab, J., Schroeder, D., Faulkner, M., & Marra, L. (2016). 2016 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.