(In)equities in Early Care and Education Access: Interactions among Policies, Settings, and Community Contexts, 2007-2021
Our research will analyze the equity implications of access to infant and toddler child care in relation to multiple early care and education policies, and across various contexts (including community wealth, geography [e.g., rural, urban]) over time. The specific objectives for this work are as follows: 1. Explore how local supply of infant and toddler child care relates to multiple, interacting factors including early education policy variation (prekindergarten implementation and subsidy administration), community characteristics (rural/urban), and large-scale economic fluctuations; and 2. Better understand how local child care capacity relates to elementary academic outcomes for children over time.
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects