The Kentucky Child Care Market Rate Survey was a population survey of all licensed and certified child care facilities in Kentucky (adjusted population 2,387). The response rate for the 2015 study was 79%. Data was collected using both online and paper surveys.
From 2005-2015, there have been steady increase across the state of Kentucky for full-time care in Licensed Type I facilities. Rates for part-time care in Type II facilities decreased been 2013 and 2015. Both part-time and full-time rates for Certified Homes decrease between 2013 and 2015. For all three facility types, daily rates for Infants/Toddlers are greater than for Preschoolers; daily rates for School Aged Children are less than other groups.
A series of three surveys examining the background, experience, education, professional development, wages, and benefits of child care directors, teachers and family child care providers..
50% Not-for-Profit44% For Profit
91% Parent Fees73% Public Subsidies22% Fundraising
83% Director71% Family Child Care78% Teacher
51% with at least 1 child with an emotional, developmental or behavioral issue
72% Open Year-Round28% School-Year Only
35% with at least 1 child whose primary language is not English
49 of 50 are female
41% Directors42% Teachers23% Family Child Care CentersReported having a bachelors degree
Directors 7 years in current position; 16 years in careerFamily Child Care 11 years in current position; 15 years in careerTeachers 3 years in current position; 9 years in career
Annual wages by provider type.
This report is developed in part with Child Care Block Grant funds through a contract to the Human Development Institute from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Child Care (Contract Number P02 736 1200004856 1). The survey tool was developed in partnership with Child Trends.
The Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services supports high quality services for children and families through the active engagement of early care and education providers in lifelong learning, and continuous quality improvement advanced by collaborative research.
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