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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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McSorley Laura Dallas, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Policymakers must help build a modern American preschool model that understands the interconnected web of learning from birth and addresses the current inequities for families in affordability, access, and quality across the country. Early childhood…
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…

Morrissey Taryn, Workman Simon, 04 August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This issue brief takes a closer look at how Georgia used grants and contracts to increase access to child care. While this program was recently defunded due to COVID-19-related budget cuts, Georgia’s experience can provide a useful guide for other…
Center for American Progress, First Five Years Fund, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Key findings from a national survey among 1,216 likely voters, including 250 working parents of children age 0 to 5, conducted July 7 to 12, 2020 (author abstract)
Center for American Progress, First Five Years Fund, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Key findings from a national survey among 1,216 likely voters, including 250 working parents of children age 0 to 5, conducted July 7 to 12, 2020 - A new survey conducted by Hart Research (D) and New Bridge Strategy (R) among voters nationally finds…
Jessen-Howard Steven, Malik Rasheed, Falgout Mary Katherine (MK), August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Expanding on previous child care supply analysis, the Center for American Progress collected data on infant and toddler child care supply from 19 states and the District of Columbia. In total, the sample represents close to 40 percent of the U.S.…
Workman Simon, Jessen-Howard Steven, 03 September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Despite the critical role of child care in supporting the economy, there is a lack of clear understanding as to what it really costs to provide quality child care—particularly as child care programs face new guidelines and challenges responding to…
Workman Simon, 03 September, 2020
Methods
The interactive tool is intended to demonstrate the increased costs faced by providers who have remained open during the coronavirus pandemic. The calculator allows users to modify several data points but also includes default data to simplify the…
Novoa Cristina, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report examines families' child care experiences when they have children ages 0 to 5 with disabilities and offers policy solutions that are critical to supporting these families. Although the term "disability" applies to a diverse community of…
Malik Rasheed, Hamm Katie, Lee Won Fy, Davis Elizabeth E., Sojourner Aaron J., 22 June, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders to protect public health continue, a quiet crisis is unfolding in child care programs across the country. At the outset of the pandemic, nearly two-thirds of child care providers said they could not survive a…
Workman Simon, Brady Mathew, 03 September, 2020
Other

This resource is an interactive online tool with individual state information. Users are able to select a state and then create cost of care estimates for coronavirus or pre-coronavirus scenarios that depict data on child care centers, family…

Jessen-Howard Steven, Workman Simon, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. Each fact sheet provides state data concerning demographics, child care cost (center-based), subsidy receipt, workforce wages, and economic benefit estimates based on increased…
Malik Rasheed, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report analyzes the economic effects of access to child care for families with children under the age of 3. The author uses the U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) to understand the challenges facing families…
Hamm Katie, Baider Allegra, White Catherine, Robbins Katherine Gallagher, Sarri Cathy, Stockhausen Megan, Perez Nina, October, 2019
Other
The United States can and should build a child care system that provides affordable options for families with children from birth through school age. Families would select from a range of child care options that meets their child's needs and…
Malik Rasheed, 20 June, 2019
Reports & Papers
To understand better the cost burden on families and the types of arrangements that parents make to manage financially, this issue brief examines recent data on child care payments and patterns that provide insight into the types of child care that…