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Workman Simon, June 2021
Reports & Papers

In 2018, the Center for American Progress developed an interactive cost estimation tool to illustrate the economics of child care, estimate the true cost of child care in each state, and better understand why high-quality child care is out of…

Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Grossman Elyse R., 22 April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recently, there has been a substantial increase in public support for policies requiring safer storage of firearms. Child access prevention (CAP) laws are 1 example, because they may reduce firearm-related injuries. Many US states have CAP laws that…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Garver Karin A., Hodges Katherine S., Weisenfeld GG, Gardiner Beth Ann, 2020
Reports & Papers
The 17th edition of The State of Preschool, the National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER) report on our annual survey of state preschool policies, provides government policymakers valuable information for planning short- and long-…
Maxwell Kelly, Warner-Richter Mallory, Partika Anne, Franchett Audrey, Kane Maggie C., August, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report summarizes publicly available information about the coordination or inclusion of Head Start across various aspects of state and territory ECE systems. The findings are organized by nine topics: the agency housing Head Start Collaboration…
Barnett W. Steven, Friedman-Krauss Allison, Weisenfeld GG, Horowitz Michelle, Kasmin Richard, Squires James H., 2017
Reports & Papers
This annual report examines access to, quality standards in, and resources devoted to state-funded preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-old children during the 2015-2016 school year. It is based on a survey of administrators of state-funded…
United States. Government Accountability Office, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
In 2015, the Head Start child development program provided federal funds to local grantees that employed over 90,000 teachers. Some of these grantees run programs that do not run during the summer, and some teachers may, in turn, seek UI benefits to…
Barnett W. Steven, Friedman-Krauss Allison, Gomez Rebecca E., Horowitz Michelle, Weisenfeld GG, Brown Kirsty Clarke, Squires James H., 2016
Reports & Papers
This annual report examines access to, quality standards in, and resources devoted to state-funded preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-old children during the 2014-2015 school year. It is based on a survey of administrators of state-funded…
DeBruin-Parecki Andrea, Slutzky Carly, 2016
Reports & Papers
Currently in the United States, 50 states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia have established prekindergarten (pre-K) age 4 learning standards that are intended to outline skills and knowledge that set children on a path to success in…
Barnett W. Steven, Friedman-Krauss Allison, 2016
Reports & Papers
The National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER) State(s) of Head Start report is the first report to describe and analyze in detail Head Start enrollment, funding, quality, and duration, state-by-state. The report focuses on the 2014-…
Barnett W. Steven, Friedman-Krauss Allison, 2016
Reports & Papers
The National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER) State(s) of Head Start report is the first report to describe and analyze in detail Head Start enrollment, funding, quality, and duration, state-by-state. The report focuses on the 2014-…
National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement, National Association for Regulatory Administration, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this research brief is to report on the licensing requirements and policies for child care centers for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the two U.S. Territories that responded to the survey --Guam and the Virgin Islands.…
National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement, National Association for Regulatory Administration, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this research brief is to report on the licensing requirements and policies for family child care homes (FCCHs) for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the two U.S. Territories that responded to the survey--Guam and the…
National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement, National Association for Regulatory Administration, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this research brief is to report on the licensing requirements and policies for group child care homes (GCCHs) for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the two U.S. Territories that responded to the survey--Guam and the Virgin…
Build Initiative, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
A total of 35 states and territories responded to a BUILD survey in Fall 2014 related to the alignment of QRIS and CCR&R services in their state. The survey was primarily responded to by QRIS administrators and staff. (author abstract)
Barnett W. Steven, Carolan Megan E., Squires James H., Brown Kirsty Clarke, Horowitz Michelle, 2015
Reports & Papers
This annual report examines access to, quality standards in, and resources devoted to state-funded preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-old children during the 2013-2014 school year. It is based on a survey of administrators of state-funded…