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Herrick Fritz, March, 2021
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Moran Kaitlin K., May, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This qualitative research study explored the child care search and selection process from the perspectives of families living in low-income, urban neighbourhoods in the United States. Findings based on interviews with 40 mothers and grandmothers…
Giordano Keri, Interra Victoria L., Stillo Giuliana C., Mims Angel T., Block-Lerner Jennifer, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Suspension is defined as a temporary removal from the educational setting where a child is able to return after a determined period of time, while expulsion is the complete and permanent removal of a child from an entire educational system (Gilliam…
Chodron Gail, Pizur-Barnekow Kris, Viehweg Stephan, Puk-Ament Alexandra, Barger Brian, April, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although intervening early can improve child and family outcomes when a child has a developmental disability, most children with developmental delays are not identified prior to school entry. Childcare professionals can play a key role in…
Clements Douglas H., Vinh Megan E., Lim Chih-Ing, Sarama Julie, 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Educators declare their commitment to high-quality education for all children. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) has been increasingly included as critical topics, even for young children. However, there are…
Gelfer Jeffery I., Nguyen Neal Nghia, Oh-Young Conrad, March, 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed
In an effort to alleviate the existing teacher shortages in the field of early childhood education (ECE) across the United States, there is a necessity for teacher preparation programmes to accommodate ECE in-service teachers or graduate students (…
Afterschool Alliance, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
While data for the 2020 edition of America After 3PM were collected pre-pandemic, to accompany the data and determine how the pandemic has affected families’ needs during the hours after school, the Afterschool Alliance commissioned a nationally…
Afterschool Alliance, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
While data for the 2020 edition of America After 3PM were collected pre-pandemic, to accompany the data and determine how the pandemic has affected families’ needs during the hours after school, the Afterschool Alliance commissioned a nationally…
Rojas Natalia M., Mattera Shira K., Morris Pamela A., Raver C. Cybele, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Evidence suggests that teachers are effective at improving the social and emotional readiness of low-income children. However, few measures are available to assess teachers' use of specific social-emotional practices within their classrooms. This…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief examines an underutilized policy of using contracts and grants to pay subsidized child care slots and argues that more states should seize the opportunity amid COVID-19 to stabilize child care programs’ financial outlook to ensure parent…
United States. Office of Child Care, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) focuses on finding innovative solutions to improve working families’ access to affordable, high-quality child care. ACF also investigates how…
United States. Administration for Children and Families, January, 2021
Executive Summary
From September through November 2019, the White House Office of Economic Initiatives partnered with ACF to convene a series of half-day Roundtables in ten locations across the country. Parents, child care providers, employers, state and local…
Delap Suzanne, Franko Meg, Hasan Nazia, Longworth-Reed Laricia, McGee Andrew B., Nicolaou Katherine, Roberts Amy M., Thornton Courtney, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Families already had trouble finding affordable child care before the pandemic. COVID-19 has only made things worse. Many child care providers have shut down or reduced enrollment, family members are out of work, and school operations are shifting…
Ramos Manica F., Bamdad Tiffany, Lloyd Chrishana M., January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As preschools and schools continue to reopen, caregivers (e.g., child care providers and teachers) are quickly pivoting to using virtual platforms to support and engage families in children’s learning. This rapid transition has left little time to…
Brown Jessica H., Herbst Chris M., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
We estimate the impact of macroeconomic conditions on the child care market. We find that the industry is substantially more exposed to the business cycle than other low-wage industries and responds more strongly to negative shocks than positive…