Measuring the Regional Importance of Early Care and Education

The Cornell Methodology Guide

by Rosaria Ribeiro and Mildred Warner, Ph.D.

Terms used in this report

Section 1. Linking Economic Development and Child Care

Section 2. First Steps: Building your Team

Section 3. Measuring the Size of the Child Care Sector

Section 4. Estimating Parents Served

Section 5. Measuring the Regional Economic Linkages of the Child Care Sector

Section 6. Economic Development Effects of Government Investments in Child Care

Section 7. Economic Development Strategies for the Child Care Sector: From Analysis to Policy Change