Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 4-27-2023

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis


Public Policy Leadership

First Advisor

Melissa Bass

Second Advisor

Cathy Grace

Third Advisor

Teresa Lefmann

Relational Format



The Mississippi Child Care Payment Program allocates public dollars from the Child Care Development Block Grant to decrease the cost of child care to qualifying Mississippi families. The purpose of this research is to examine how the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing policy changes from the state of Mississippi shaped child care providers' experience with the Child Care Payment Program. By surveying child care providers, this researcher assesses to analyze the effectiveness of the program and determines remaining what areas of need. Please note that this research applies to policies prior to the 2023 revision to the Child Care Payment Program handbook.

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