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Davis Elizabeth E., Sojourner Aaron J., May 2021
Other

The core challenge our proposal seeks to address is how to ensure that every American family and child has access to high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education (ECE) services in a critical period of human development, breaking a…

Paschall Katherine W., Davis Elizabeth E., Tout Kathryn, February 2021
Reports & Papers

Describing access across multiple dimensions provides decision makers with a deeper understanding of families’ ECE needs and emphasizes the need for multi-faceted policy solutions. Yet measuring and comparing access from different perspectives…

Burwick Andrew, Davis Elizabeth E., Karoly Lynn A., Schulte Theresa, Tout Kathryn, November, 2020
Other
The goals of this paper are twofold. First, the paper provides basic background information about the structure of child care costs and revenues and clearly shows how the pandemic and associated changes in regulations and demand have affected them.…
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…
Moldow Erika, Davis Elizabeth E., Carlson Barbara Lepidus, January, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Federal funding from the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) enables states to offset the cost of child care for eligible low-income families to support parental employment and promote healthy child development. The federal government sets a…
Davis Elizabeth E., Lee Won Fy, Sojourner Aaron J., Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study proposes new family-centered measures of access to early care and education (ECE) services with respect to quantity, cost, and quality and uses them to assess disparities in access across locations and socio-demographic groups in…
Borowsky Jonathan, Davis Elizabeth E., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This project addresses three major research questions, each focused on families receiving child care subsidies: First, what is the effect of Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) ratings on choice of provider? Second, what is the effect of…

Tout Kathryn, Davis Elizabeth E., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The purpose of the Minnesota Research Partnership is to address the challenges of access to early care and education (ECE) in Minnesota through an established research partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), Child…

Davis Elizabeth E., Carlin Caroline, Krafft Caroline, Forry Nicole D., December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
State child care subsidy programs are intended to support the employment of low-income parents, particularly for families receiving or likely to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. To study the impact of child care subsidies on…
Davis Elizabeth E., Lee Won Fy, Sojourner Aaron J., March, 2018
Reports & Papers
This study proposes new family-centered measures of access to early care and education (ECE) services with respect to quantity, cost, and quality and uses them to assess disparities in access across locations and socio-demographic groups in…
Davis Elizabeth E., Karoly Lynn A., Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), Caronongan Pia, Tout Kathryn, Banghart Patti, Shaw Sara H., Partika Anne, December, 2017
Other
The intent of the brief is to provide a concise synthesis of existing research and expert guidance on methods States and Territories can use to collect information on child care prices and costs to inform child care subsidy payment rates. The brief…
Davis Elizabeth E., Karoly Lynn A., Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), Caronongan Pia, Tout Kathryn, Banghart Patti, Shaw Sara H., Partika Anne, December, 2017
Executive Summary
States and Territories now face new considerations when collecting data to inform the process of setting provider payment rates. This brief provides information on key issues and criteria for choosing whether to conduct a market rate survey, use an…
Maxwell Kelly, Bradburn Isabel, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Davis Elizabeth E., Claessens Amy, 21 June, 2017
Multimedia
This webinar highlights three resources that can assist researchers in using early care and education administrative data. Additionally, it provides researchers' perspectives based on experience throughout their projects. The first resource examines…
Maxwell Kelly, Bradburn Isabel, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Davis Elizabeth E., Claessens Amy, 21 June, 2017
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that highlights three resources that can assist researchers in using early care and education administrative data. Additionally, it provides researchers' perspectives based on experience throughout…
Davis Elizabeth E., Krafft Caroline, Forry Nicole D., June, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Child care subsidies provide an important work support for low-income families, yet children often receive subsidies for only a short period of time and may cycle on and off the program. Much of the research to date on patterns of subsidy…