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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…
Smith Linda K., Morris Suzann, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As child care programs across the country are financially impacted by closures and reduced numbers of children due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, revisiting how states addressed rates with the CCDBG increase provides a road map for where…
Adams Gina, Lou Cary, Willenborg Peter, Schilder Diane, January 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The challenges Black and Latino families face, and larger concerns about structural inequities for communities of color, have only grown during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, many parents have struggled to balance the need to work with…

Adams Gina, Lou Cary, Willenborg Peter, Schilder Diane, January 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The challenges Black and Latino families face, and larger concerns about structural inequities for communities of color, have only grown during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, many parents have struggled to balance the need to work with…

Adams Gina, Lou Cary, Willenborg Peter, Schilder Diane, January 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The challenges Black and Latino families face, and larger concerns about structural inequities for communities of color, have only grown during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, many parents have struggled to balance the need to work with…

Tracey Sarah, Smith Linda K., Rosen Sophie, April 2021
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The Bipartisan Policy Center recognizes the value of high-quality child care environments on children’s development. To help states move forward in defining high-quality child care facilities, BPC has developed model improvement standards for…

Adams Gina, Henly Julia R., 13 April, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of the CCDBG and the research on its labor-market and health and developmental effects. The brief then discusses recent changes to the law and highlights implementation concerns. It closes with policy considerations…
Gurzo Klara, Lee Danielle Louhrine, Ritchie Kyle, Yoshida Sallie, Vitale Elyse Homel, Hecht Kenneth, Ritchie Lorrene D., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To compare food/beverage provisions between child care sites participating and not participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Design: Cross-sectional survey administered in 2016. Setting: Licensed child care centers…
Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Nhan Lilly A., Vitale Elyse Homel, Yoshida Sallie, Ritchie Lorrene D., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Infant nutrition can influence development, eating behaviors and obesity risk. Nearly half of infants in the U.S. are in non-parental care where they consume much of their daily nutrition. Because little is known about the quality of infant…
Baker Claire E., Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Gouskova Natalia, Sept/Oct 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study used longitudinal cross-lagged modeling to examine reciprocal relations between maternal depression and child behavior problems. Data were drawn from 3,119 children (40% Hispanic, 30% African American, 20% White, and 10% other) from the…
Karpman Michael, Gonzalez Dulce, Kenney Genevieve M., May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Using data from the Urban Institute's Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) collected in late March and early April, we find that more than 4 in 10 parents living with children younger than 19 reported that they or someone in their family lost a…
Acevedo-Garcia Dolores, Noelke Clemens, McArdle Nancy, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is a report on the initial measurement of neighborhood quality using the Child Opportunity Index 2.0 in 100 metropolitan areas across the United States. This new metric considers many factors, including early education, to provide a score…
Kuhns Catherine, Adams Gina, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
This brief highlights findings from interviews with experts (listed in the acknowledgments) and a quick scan of existing data and documents. After describing the pandemic's impact on the child care and early education system, we explore what is…
Morrissey Taryn, April, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
While ECE programs are not necessarily designed to improve child health, a growing body of research indicates that they may lead to short- and long-term improvements in health-related outcomes. This brief highlights such outcomes of ECE. It focuses…
National Women's Law Center, January, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet describes how each state is using or intends to use increased Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds to help more families access high-quality child care.