Despite the prevalence of program site identifiers, states collect relatively little data on the structure, quality, and work environment of the site. Much of the data that is collected is voluntary, representing only a portion of the sites. States may be able to link to program sites through site identifiers, but the lack of information about the site means the link only provides the location of the program. In most states, program site databases do not allow policymakers to monitor who has access to high-quality programs, or whether investments in quality-improvement initiatives make a difference.
|Organization||Structural standards||Workplace environment||Quality measures|
|Subsidized Child Care||17||13||19|
|Licensed Child Care||30||15||16|
|Early Childhood Special Education||26||17||11|
|State-Funded Head Start*||13||9||7|