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Child care decision-making literature review [Executive summary]

Resource Type: Executive Summary
Author(s): Forry, Nicole D.; Tout, Kathryn; Rothenberg, Laura; Sandstrom, Heather; Vesely, Colleen K.;
Date Issued: December, 2013
Publisher(s): United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Description: The purpose of this review is to summarize research on the context and factors that facilitate parents' decisionmaking about child care. It is intended to provide a foundation of empirical knowledge for state administrators, early childhood program developers, and policymakers who can use information about child care decisionmaking processes and outcomes to improve their programs and services for families. The review reflects current and seminal work completed by researchers throughout the U.S. on the preferences, constraints and supports that influence parents' child care decision-making. Literature for this review comes from published journal articles as well as reports from studies funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation and other federal government agencies. The structure and content were selected to reflect topics of interest to early care and education administrators, policymakers, and stakeholders. (author abstract)
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Funder(s): United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Source: (OPRE Brief 2013-45). Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. Retrieved December 19, 2013, from https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/child_care_decision_making_literature_review_pdf_version_v2.pdf
Note: The project officer is Ivelisse Martinez-Beck. The project director is Nicole Forry
Topics: Parents & Families > Selection Of Child Care & Early Education Arrangements
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