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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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Weyer Matt, August 2021
Other

The pandemic has brought significant attention to the importance of early care and education (ECE), as well as the importance of engaging families in new ways. For the majority of the country, it has brought to light what advocates and…

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…

Ramos Manica F., Weber Jennifer, Thompson Joy A., Werk Lloyd, Shuell Julie, Woods Kenza, Bamdad Tiffany, July 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The aim of this study was to test a training and technical assistance program in early care and education (ECE) center-based programs focused on obesity prevention – Healthy Way to Grow (HWTG). After completing a self-assessment, ECE programs…

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…

Kim JaeSeung, Henly Julia R., May 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Child care subsidies aim to promote economic stability and child development by reducing child care costs for low-income families. However, short and intermittent use of the subsidy program raises concerns about its potential interference with…

Gordon Rachel A., Peng Fang, Curby Timothy W., Zinsser Katherine M., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recent reviews have called attention to limitations of existing observational measures of early childhood classroom quality, including low rater agreement, ceiling/floor effects, and imprecise estimation. We offer an introduction to the many-facet…
Reynolds Arthur J., Eales Lauren, Ou Suh-Ruu, Mondi Christina F., Giovanelli Alison, 22 March, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Given the scarcity of effective obesity prevention programs, there is a pressing need for innovative and scalable models that begin early in life and break risk cycles. Promising evidence exists that multisystemic preschool programs can promote…
Illinois. Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development, Spring 2021
Reports & Papers
The Commission strongly recommends that the State seize this moment to reimagine and adequately invest in a system that leads with racial equity; prioritizes community and stakeholder engagement in decision-making at the program, community, and…
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…
Connors Maia C., Vergara Jessica L., Farrar Isabel C., March 2021
Reports & Papers

This report presents the findings of the initial phase of exploration regarding the creation of a Chicago early childhood research consortium. Between October 2020 and January 2021, we conducted stakeholder interviews with 26 participants from 16…

Connors Maia C., Vergara Jessica L., Farrar Isabel C., March 2021
Executive Summary

This report presents the findings of the initial phase of exploration regarding the creation of a Chicago early childhood research consortium. Between October 2020 and January 2021, we conducted stakeholder interviews with 26 participants from 16…

Spielberger Julie, Burkhardt Tiffany, Winje Carolyn, Pacheco-Applegate Aida, Gitlow Elissa, Carreon Erin Devorah, Huang Lee Ann, Herriott Anna, Kakuyama-Villaber Reiko, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report describes the results of a 3-year pilot study of the Illinois Model of IECMHC. The study was part of a 5-year comprehensive, coordinated, statewide initiative by The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) to expand IECMHC…
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…