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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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Smith Sheila, Lawrence Sharmila, March, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Identifying features of early care and education (ECE) settings that positively affect children's early learning and development is a critical challenge for the field. Most research related to this challenge has focused on structural features of ECE…
Lawrence Sharmila, September, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Research on father engagement in ECPs focuses on defining and measuring father engagement, examining fathers' beliefs and barriers to engagement, father engagement for children with disabilities, child care decision-making by fathers, and…
Lawrence Sharmila, October, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource list includes resources on state and local financing strategies, blending and braiding funding streams, and Pay for Success (PFS)/ Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) from 2012 to 2018. Most of the resources are descriptive as little research…
Lawrence Sharmila, April, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource list includes research on the effects of e-books on emergent literacy in early childhood settings from 2010 to the present. The focus of this resource list is on the use of e-books in early childhood settings, some of the literature…
Lawrence Sharmila, November, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This research-to-policy resource list compiles publications from 2010 to the present on early care and education workplace conditions and teacher stress. Much of the research focuses on teachers in center-based settings and preschools. There is…
Lawrence Sharmila, June, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource list identifies resources from 2010 to 2017 that highlight resources on science in early care and education under the following categories: 1) Policy resources, 2) Promising practices, 3) Professional development and teacher…
Lawrence Sharmila, Stephens Samuel A., February, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This Topic of Interest provides a comprehensive list of research in the Research Connections collection that was published in 2005 or later addressing issues related to quality improvement specifically in home-based child care. The resources are…
Lawrence Sharmila, December, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
States have begun to incorporate careers pathway programs into their workforce and professional development systems in order to strengthen and support the early childhood workforce. A career pathways approach offers career advancement through a…
Lawrence Sharmila, April, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This Research-to-Policy Resource List focuses on research examining preservice early childhood teacher training to promote the social emotional development of young children. Research in this area is limited but includes survey research on early…
Lawrence Sharmila, Smith Sheila, Banerjee Rashida, April, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A recent policy statement issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Education (DOE) on early childhood inclusion presents extensive recommendations for state and local actions that could improve young…
Lawrence Sharmila, November, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Self-regulation refers to the ability to control one's emotions, behaviors, and cognitions. Self-regulation includes both emotional regulation skills (the ability to moderate emotions through cognitive and behavioral strategies) and executive…
Lawrence Sharmila, Kreader J. Lee, October, 2006
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of current research, drawn from nationally representative surveys, on the types and usage of nonparental child care arrangements for school age children
Lawrence Sharmila, Kreader J. Lee, June 2006
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of a review of research studies examining parent employment outcomes associated with the use of child care subsidies
Kreader J. Lee, Lawrence Sharmila, September, 2006
An overview of current research, practice, and policy in the area of family, friend, and neighbor child care, with recommendations for further research and program improvements by government, nonprofit and private institutions
Lawrence Sharmila, Kreader J. Lee, December, 2005
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An examination of associations among family characteristics, child care arrangements and the use of child care subsidies