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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Williams Ashley C., Montoya Elena, Kim Yoonjeon, Austin Lea J. E., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

California is moving quickly to transform transitional kindergarten (TK) into a universal preschool program to be available to all four-year-olds in the state by 2025 (California Legislative Information, 2021b). This will create the need for as…

Schilder Diane, Willenborg Peter, Lou Cary, Knowles Sarah, Thomas Kate, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. There are snapshots for 50 states, District of Columbia, and a separate national snapshot. Each snapshot provides the following: the number and share of children under age 6…

Fung Nickie, Conroy Kara, Brown Elizabeth, Harding Jessica F., Holdbrook Jeanette, Rankin Max, Roemer Grace, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Grantees faced challenges in their efforts to create and sustain systems change. Connecting the child care and workforce development systems required establishing new partnerships and progress sometimes stalled due to organizational change and…

Fung Nickie, Harding Jessica F., Brown Elizabeth, Conroy Kara, Holdbrook Jeanette, Roemer Grace, Rankin Max, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

SWFI grantees worked toward the overarching goal of removing child care barriers faced by working families in need of training by facilitating parents’ access to child care and child care subsidies. Addressing child care needs is crucial in…

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…

Edwards Susan, May 20 2021
Literature Review

This paper reports the findings of an integrative review of the literature conducted to gain insight into the relationship between process quality, curriculum and pedagogy. Process quality attends to those aspect of early childhood education and…

Hammond Rachel, May 2021
Reports & Papers

This paper is primarily focused on policy changes that could incent developers to incorporate ECE facilities in housing developments. As such, I conducted interviews with affordable housing developers, employees at state housing and finance…

Doocy Sean, Kim Yoonjeon, Montoya Elena, Chavez Raul, April 2021
Reports & Papers

In spring and summer 2020, during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) reached out firsthand to directors of center-based programs and home-based family child care providers, via…

Garrity Sarah, Longstreth Sascha, Lazarevic Vanja, Black Felicia V., March 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Although family child care (FCC) programs have been increasingly targeted by quality improvement efforts such as Quality Improvement Rating Systems, research suggests that these efforts often fail to align QRIS supports with the unique needs and…

Home Grown, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
The impact of Home Grown’s Emergency Fund on HBCC was far-reaching. Home Grown’s grants, combined with matching private funds and public funding, provided direct support to 2625 HBCC providers who served more than 18,000 children. These funds…
Hilty Rowan, Boddicker-Young Porsche, Hegseth Danielle, Thompson Joy A., Bultinck Erin, Fojut Jackson, Early Diane Marie, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
Ensuring equitable access to high-quality early education for families from all racial, ethnic, and income backgrounds is a critical component for addressing systemic racism and inequality within the public education system. This study examined one…
Miller Kyra, Schulman Karen, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
To examine the critical role of FFN providers before, during, and after the pandemic, assess the supports they have received in offering care, and identify the additional supports they need to offer safe and supportive care for children while…
Olson Lynn, LePage Brooke, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report explores the early learning measurement landscape, why it is failing students, teachers, parents, and taxpayers, and what can be done to improve early learning assessment after the pandemic subsides. It highlights promising innovations…
Gilliam Walter S., Malik Amyn A., Shafiq Mehr, Klotz Madeline, Reyes Chin R., Humphries John Eric, Murray Thomas, Elharake Jad A., Wilkinson David, Omer Saad B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective Central to the debate over school and child care reopening is whether children are efficient COVID-19 transmitters and likely to increase community spread when programs reopen. We compared COVID-19 outcomes in child care providers who…

Weisenfeld GG, Frede Ellen, 2021
Reports & Papers

This report reviews the current integration of FCCs in publicly-funded pre-K. This is followed by a discussion of the potential opportunities and challenges derived from an analysis of current state policies and the FCC literature base.…