Continuity of Subsidized Child Care in Maryland: Does Center Accreditation Make a Difference?

Research BriefEarly ChildhoodJun 1 2016

In Maryland, child care subsidies (vouchers) help low-income families who are working, in job training, or obtaining education pay for child care. This study examines center-based child care arrangements that were subsidized through Maryland’s Child Care Subsidy Program. We investigate whether child care arrangements at accredited child care centers—where providers met a set of standards based on research and best practices—were longer (or shorter) than arrangements at non-accredited child care centers.