PRENATAL-TO-FIVE FISCAL STRATEGIES
A prenatal to five system that meets the needs of every child and family and is supported by sufficient and stable funding streams that provide maximum flexibility for families, efficient administration and infrastructure, and minimum burden for program providers.
REVENUE AND EXPENSE MODELING
Revenue and expense modeling, also known as cost modeling, can help states and communities understand the true cost of providing services for young children and families. P5FS supports states and communities through the development of models for child care, PreK, home visiting and parent education, and system supports.
ALTERNATIVE METHODOLOGY FOR SUBSIDY RATE SETTING
Setting subsidy reimbursement rates based on the actual cost of providing care, rather than market rates, can promote equitable access to child care for all children. P5FS supports states to conduct cost studies and develop cost estimation models that can inform subsidy rate setting in line with federal requirements.
COMPREHENSIVE FISCAL ANALYSIS
Conducting a comprehensive fiscal analysis can help states and communities achieve their vision for a comprehensive prenatal to five system. A comprehensive analysis combines fiscal, governance, and equity analyses, which can then inform recommendations for making progress towards the vision for the system.