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What barriers to enrolling children at higher-quality program sites do parents report (e.g., cost, location, and transportation)?

Data Elements


Parent Opinions, Preferences and Decision-Making about Early Care and Education

General Analysis Recommendations

Data obtained from a parent interview or survey can be used to determine parents’ assessment of the barriers to enrolling their children in high quality care. The individual fields in the data element Barriers to QRIS Use (e.g. cost, convenience, quality) can be totaled to determine the most common barriers parents report. Total the “Yes” responses for each category to determine the most common barriers reported by parents. Divide each category by the total number of families responding for the percentages.