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McElvaine Kara, Fenske Linda, Rothwell David, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), Pratt Megan E., Settersten Rick, 15 February, 2021
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This report summarizes key points from the 2020 Oregon Family Impact Seminar, hosted on September 16, 2020. The seminar, titled “Oregon’s Child Care and Early Education Crisis: Research-Based Solutions for Options, Financing and Equity,” was…
Pratt Megan E., Chandler Kelly D., Barrett-Rivera Brenda, Thogmartin Asia, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), September 30 2020
Reports & Papers

This study provides an in-depth examination of experiences with the Employment-Related Day Care (ERDC) program. The study aim was to identify common experiences and appraisals from parents, providers, and Department of Human Services (ODHS)…

Pratt Megan E., Chandler Kelly D., Barrett-Rivera Brenda, Thogmartin Asia, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), September 30 2020
Executive Summary

This study provides an in-depth examination of experiences with the Employment-Related Day Care (ERDC) program. The study aim was to identify common experiences and appraisals from parents, providers, and Department of Human Services (ODHS)…

Blasberg Amy, Bromer Juliet, Nugent Courtney, Porter Toni, Shivers Eva Marie, Tonyan Holli A., Tout Kathryn, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), March, 2019
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The purpose of this brief is to provide a conceptual model for quality in home-based child care that can be used to inform state and local efforts in developing quality improvement initiatives that engage and sustain home-based child care…

Pratt Megan E., Sektnan Michaella, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), January, 2019
Reports & Papers
Many families with young children live in what experts have defined as a child care desert, a community with more than three children for every regulated child care slot. Using this standard, families with infants and toddlers in every Oregon county…
Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), Grobe Deana, Scott Ellen K., May, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper uses a mixed methods research design that combines qualitative and quantitative data from low-income parents to increase understanding of the dynamics of their child care decision-making. The paper relies on a graphically depicted…
Grobe Deana, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), March, 2018
Reports & Papers
The 2018 Oregon Market Price Study identifies child care prices and the geographic distribution of these prices across the state. Prices vary by several factors including the age of the child served, type of care, the local supply and demand for…
Grobe Deana, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), March, 2018
Executive Summary
The 2018 Oregon Market Price Study identifies child care prices and the geographic distribution of these prices across the state. Prices vary by several factors including the age of the child served, type of care, the local supply and demand for…
Grobe Deana, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), March, 2018
Other
The clusters created by the use of statistical clustering do not match the three rate areas identified in earlier studies or the maximum payment rates that were informed by the 2016 Market Price Study findings. Thus, we analyzed the 2018 price data…
George Thomas, Taylor Dawn Woods, Traen Sidney, Pratt Megan E., Hatfield Bridget E., Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The 2014 Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act has potentially large impacts on the children, families, and providers that participate in the subsidy system. The impacts are likely to be particularly salient for home-based providers and…
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…
Kreader J. Lee, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), July, 2017
Reports & Papers
The Child Care Policy Research Consortium (CCPRC) was founded in 1995. This history of the Consortium's first 20 years was compiled by a review of documents and a collection of interviews at the time of its 2015 meeting, at which time the Consortium…
Grobe Deana, Davis Elizabeth E., Scott Ellen K., Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In the United States, government subsidies help low-income families pay for child care when parents are working, yet policies that tie subsidy eligibility closely to employment may result in frequent disruptions in program participation for families…
Grobe Deana, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), September, 2016
Reports & Papers
The 2016 Oregon Market Price Study identifies child care prices and the geographic distribution of these prices across the state. Prices vary by several factors including the age of the child served, type of care, the local supply and demand for…