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Child Trends, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To help providers withstand the financial burden caused by the pandemic, Minnesota created the Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grant program (…

Child Trends, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To help providers withstand the financial burden caused by the pandemic, Minnesota created the Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grant program (…

Lloyd Chrishana M., Carlson Julianna, Ulmen Kara, April, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This two-part series of briefs gives an overview of the process and lessons learned during the transition from in-person to virtual coaching for the Detroit Early Learning Coaching Initiative (DELCI). This brief, the first in the series, presents an…
Lloyd Chrishana M., Carlson Julianna, Ulmen Kara, April, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This two-part brief series focuses on the key components of virtual coaching for the Detroit Early Learning Coaching Initiative (DELCI). The first brief presented an overview of the DELCI coaching model and how it was adapted during COVID-19,…
Lloyd Chrishana M., Carlson Julianna, Alvira-Hammond Marta, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This second issue brief sets a vision for how the federal government can pursue policy strategies that support access to early care and education for Black families by drawing on historical, contextual, and demographic data related to Black family…
Hilty Rowan, Boddicker-Young Porsche, Hegseth Danielle, Thompson Joy A., Bultinck Erin, Fojut Jackson, Early Diane Marie, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
Ensuring equitable access to high-quality early education for families from all racial, ethnic, and income backgrounds is a critical component for addressing systemic racism and inequality within the public education system. This study examined one…
Hilty Rowan, Boddicker-Young Porsche, Hegseth Danielle, Thompson Joy A., Bultinck Erin, Fojut Jackson, Early Diane Marie, March, 2021
Executive Summary
To explore whether and how public Montessori pre-K enrollment policies might create barriers to access for underrepresented families, our team at Child Trends, with support from the Brady Education Foundation: - Compiled a national landscape scan…
Ramos Manica F., Bamdad Tiffany, Lloyd Chrishana M., January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As preschools and schools continue to reopen, caregivers (e.g., child care providers and teachers) are quickly pivoting to using virtual platforms to support and engage families in children’s learning. This rapid transition has left little time to…
Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Garrison Hallie, Early Diane Marie, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
LITTLE grants provide professional development support to enhance language learning and promote early literacy skills in high-quality infant and toddler classrooms in Georgia. This report provides a summary of some demographic characteristics of…
Bedrick Elizabeth, Daily Sarah, Lin Van-Kim Bui, King Carlise, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Though it is too early to track outcomes due to policy changes made with the 2018 and 2020 CCDBG allocations, some states have begun to use state administrative data to monitor progress as a result of policy changes made with the 2018 CCDBG funding…
Warner-Richter Mallory, Lloyd Chrishana M., August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet examines the interrelationship between disability, race, and ethnicity, and how this plays out across the country. Next, it discusses specific impacts of the pandemic on families with young children with disabilities, and, finally,…
Wilson April, Whitfield Brooke, Briggs Sydney, Jordan Elizabeth, Carter Madeline, August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The most rapid period of brain development occurs from the prenatal stage through age 3. Experiences during these years have a lasting impact on children’s learning abilities, behavior, and overall health. Positive influences, including a loving and…
Warner-Richter Mallory, August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This action guide provides state leaders with concrete strategies to survey child care providers throughout the pandemic about their needs and the needs of families and children they serve. The guide provides sample questions and offers equity…
Daily Sarah, Kazi Asiya, August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The purpose of this brief is to explore the specific challenges that families and child care providers are facing, especially those who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, and to offer potential strategies that state and local…
Banghart Patti, Bedrick Elizabeth, August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
States have the opportunity to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on those most affected by child care disruptions by ensuring that child care policies that are implemented promote equitable access. This brief illustrates how CCDF state…