Mississippi Child Care Quality Impact Study: Evaluation Report (commissioned by MLICCI from Professional Associates, 2008)
- Find funding to help centers meet new quality standards and create financial incentives separate from the subsidy program;
- Funding for professional development and wage increases should be part of the quality enhancement funding structure;
- Redesign the top tiers of the quality rating system as they are prohibitive for centers serving a majority of low-income children to meet; and
- Further study of low-income child care providers is needed.