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About PCQC

The Provider Cost of Quality Calculator (PCQC) helps you estimate the annual costs and revenue of operating a center or home-based child care program at different quality levels. This information can help owners and operators better understand the factors that influence costs and revenue and help the policy community design financial supports.

PCQC was updated in 2022 by the Office of Child Care’s National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance with funds from Grant #90TA0002-05-02 for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care and Office of Head Start.