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Seegert Sara, Meehan Taylor D., Veres Regina A., September 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed

In-person safety programs for pre-kindergarten children were not able to go on in their usual way during the summer of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While some communities opted to cancel the programs, one organization in Northwest Ohio…

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…

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…

Gold Amanda, Gwam Peace, Anderson Theresa, Gaddy Marcus, May 2021
Reports & Papers

Across the United States, interest has grown in two-generation approaches as a strategy for lifting families out of poverty. These approaches vary in the combination of services they offer and their target population, but they all share a common…

Gold Amanda, Gwam Peace, Anderson Theresa, Gaddy Marcus, May 2021
Executive Summary

Across the United States, interest has grown in two-generation approaches as a strategy for lifting families out of poverty. These approaches vary in the combination of services they offer and their target population, but they all share a common…

Anderson Theresa, Popkin Susan J., McDaniel Marla, Coffey Amelia, Gold Amanda, Spauster Patrick, Gwam Peace, Gaddy Marcus, Okoli Adaeze, May 2021
Other

This report describes the FCCC vision, the approach to the evaluation, and what FCCC looked like in practice, including an estimation of costs in the three communities. In final reflections on the effort, we ask if the community grantees…

Anderson Theresa, Popkin Susan J., McDaniel Marla, Coffey Amelia, Gold Amanda, Spauster Patrick, Gwam Peace, Gaddy Marcus, Okoli Adaeze, May 2021
Executive Summary

This report describes the FCCC vision, the approach to the evaluation, and what FCCC looked like in practice, including an estimation of costs in the three communities. In final reflections on the effort, we ask if the community grantees…

Gold Amanda, Gwam Peace, Anderson Theresa, Gaddy Marcus, May 2021
Other

These appendixes (C, D, and E) for "The costs of coordinating two-generation programs: Estimated labor costs of family services and cross-generation coordination for two-generation partnerships in Buffalo, Columbus, and San Antonio" include study…

Jiang Hui, Justice Laura M., Purtell Kelly M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Logan Jessica A. R., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The transition to formal schooling is a large contextual change, which for many children in U.S. begins with the year of kindergarten. To better understand the challenges of this transition, the present study examines the extent to which children…
Delaney Katherine K., Krepps Karen, Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
For Head Start programs, the 2010 enactment of the Head Start Designation Renewal System (HS-DRS) reflects a national trend in rising accountability related to classroom quality for early childhood programs. Under HS-DRS, all Head Start programs are…
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…
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…

Kane Maggie C., Harris Phoebe, Jordan Dorothy, Lloyd Chrishana M., Testa Mary Beth Salomone, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The document provides an overview of policies related to state definitions and regulations, licensing and subsidy, external systems, quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), and funding. We also highlight changes to policies related to HBCC…
United States. Office of Child Care, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) focuses on finding innovative solutions to improve working families’ access to affordable, high-quality child care. ACF also investigates how…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Garver Karin A., Hodges Katherine S., Weisenfeld GG, Gardiner Beth Ann, 2021
Reports & Papers

The 18th edition of The State of Preschool, the National Institute for Early Education Research’s (NIEER) report on our annual survey of state preschool policies, includes information for every state on child enrollment, funding, staffing, and…