Market Rate Survey

While there are other research, reports, surveys and news, the Market Rate Survey is essential. 

A boy with a mask and a checkered shirt stretches out his arms wide while in child care.

It is a study taken to determine child care rates charged throughout Rhode Island and, particularly, to establish the 75th percentile rate. The ultimate purpose of this study is to assist DHS in determining the appropriate maximum reimbursement rates for child care services provided to families participating in the DHS Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

The 2021 Market Rate Survey and Cost of Care analysis - a summary overview and the full report -  are below as well as the 2018 Market Rate Survey.