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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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Bassok Daphna, Hall Todd, Markowitz Anna J., Doromal Justin B., August 2021
Reports & Papers

Lack of data about the ECE workforce—and particularly child care teachers—has limited our understanding of turnover in child care settings. This report fills this gap. Using pre-pandemic data from over 1,000 Virginia child care teachers, it…

Markowitz Anna J., Cubides-Mateus Deiby Mayaris, Bassok Daphna, July 2021
Reports & Papers

Using data from over 4,000 early educators working in publicly funded school-based pre-kindergarten programs, child care centers, and family day homes in Virginia, this brief describes changes in the prevalence of depression symptoms relative to…

Bassok Daphna, Clancy Meghan, Michie Molly, Doromal Justin B., Schoppa Isabelle, July 2021
Reports & Papers

In Virginia, early educators teaching virtually were much more concerned about their students’ learning, social skills, and behavior relative to those teaching in-person. Families can provide another important perspective, especially because many…

Bassok Daphna, Miller-Bains Katherine L., Michie Molly, July 2021
Reports & Papers

Using data from a large statewide survey of families with young children (ages 3-5) in Virginia, this brief describes families’ preferences for virtual or in-person ECE options and examines whether these preferences aligned with the settings…

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…

Bassok Daphna, Smith Amy Ela, Markowitz Anna J., Doromal Justin B., June 2021
Reports & Papers

This report takes a closer look at child care staffing issues during COVID using data from a large-scale survey fielded in fall 2020 as part of Virginia’s Preschool Development Grant Birth-5 (PDG B-5). Leaders at all child care sites…

Bassok Daphna, Weisner Kennedy, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief details the unique challenges that home-based providers faced throughout the pandemic, summarizing the impact of COVID on their enrollment and finances. It uses data from a survey of family day home teachers fielded in Fall 2020 as…

Bassok Daphna, Miller-Bains Katherine L., Michie Molly, Doromal Justin B., June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief describes the child care experiences of Virginia families with very young children during the pandemic, using data from a large-scale, statewide survey of families. It presents overall patterns as well as trends by family income and…

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…

Workman Simon, Capito Jeanna, Connors-Tadros Lori, May 2021

The federal funding opportunity to renew state Preschool Development Grant Birth-5 (PDG B-5) planning grants signaled growing recognition of the continued need for system building efforts in early care and education (ECE). Current and proposed…

Bassok Daphna, Schoppa Isabelle, Michie Molly, Doromal Justin B., April 2021
Reports & Papers

This winter, nearly 7,000 Virginia parents and guardians of children 0-5 completed a survey about their experiences during the pandemic. This brief describes families’ concerns related to their employment and financial stability, their ability to…

Bassok Daphna, Weisner Kennedy, Markowitz Anna J., Hall Todd, April 2021
Reports & Papers

Despite the importance of early learning experiences for school readiness and children’s long-term learning trajectories, much of the research on learning during COVID-19 has focused on older, K-12 children. Understanding how the pandemic…

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…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
Our audit covered 1,721 licensed child day centers and family day homes that received CCDF funding during State fiscal year 2018. We used geographic area, total capacity, and total CCDF funding received to select 15 child day center providers and 15…