Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education

ICR 202102-0970-009

OMB: 0970-0499

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Document
Name
Status
Justification for No Material/Nonsubstantive Change
2021-02-17
Justification for No Material/Nonsubstantive Change
2021-02-17
Justification for No Material/Nonsubstantive Change
2020-02-20
Supplementary Document
2019-09-30
Supplementary Document
2019-09-30
Supplementary Document
2019-09-30
Supplementary Document
2021-02-17
Supplementary Document
2020-02-20
Supplementary Document
2020-02-20
Supplementary Document
2021-02-17
Supplementary Document
2021-02-17
Supporting Statement B
2021-02-17
Supporting Statement A
2021-02-17
ICR Details
0970-0499 202102-0970-009
Received in OIRA 202002-0970-008
HHS/ACF OPRE
Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education
No material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved collection   No
Regular 02/17/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
11/30/2022 11/30/2022
2,435 2,435
1,619 1,619
0 0

The goal of the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ) study is to create a technically sound, feasible, and useful instrument that will provide consistent and systematic measures of the implementation and costs of quality to help fill the knowledge gap about the cost of providing and improving quality in early care and education (ECE). The approved information collection is for a field test to validate the tools created under earlier information collections (same OMB number) In October 2019, the study team began preparing for a field test of the new measures and launched the field test for three weeks in March 2020 until it needed to cease due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning in March 2021, the study will conduct a feasibility study under the current approval to learn how our instruments and measures of implementation and cost are able to capture the service changes that are occurring across the child care industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The study team consulted with external experts and OPRE gathered input from ACF program offices to guide next steps. We are planning to return to select centers from data collection conducted in 2018 (under the first approval of this control number) to understand (1) how centers’ implementation of activities that support quality have changed since the COVID-19 pandemic; (2) how centers’ costs of operation have changed since the COVID-19 pandemic; and (3) whether and how the implementation and cost measures we developed reflect changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We consider this a feasibility test for the field test. The information from this work will help us prepare the field test of the measures and, in the short-term, guide supports that could help the child care industry recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

US Code: 42 USC 9858m(a)(5) Name of Law: Sec 658O(a)(5) of Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, as amended by Pub. L. No. 113-186
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

  84 FR 28305 06/18/2019
84 FR 48934 09/17/2019
No

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 2,435 2,435 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 1,619 1,619 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
No
No
This request is for additional information collection under OMB #0970-0499 to validate the measures created under earlier collections. Previously approved information collection is complete.

$2,660,731
No
    No
    No
No
No
No
Yes
Molly Buck 202 205-4724 [email protected]

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
02/17/2021


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