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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…

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…

Dias Maria J. A., Almodovar Mayra, Reguero de Atiles Julia, Vargas Aleida Chavarria, Leon Irma M. Zuniga, November/December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The authors interviewed 26 teachers of 3- to 6-year-old children in public and private educational institutions regarding their teaching and learning experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The teachers worked in various countries of Latin and…
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 13 July, 2020
Reports & Papers
This online survey, created and conducted by NAEYC using SurveyMonkey, represents the responses of a non-randomized sample of 5,344 individuals working in center or home-based child care programs who completed the survey between June 19 and June 30…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Grossman Elyse R., 22 April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recently, there has been a substantial increase in public support for policies requiring safer storage of firearms. Child access prevention (CAP) laws are 1 example, because they may reduce firearm-related injuries. Many US states have CAP laws that…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Garver Karin A., Hodges Katherine S., Weisenfeld GG, Gardiner Beth Ann, 2020
Reports & Papers
The 17th edition of The State of Preschool, the National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER) report on our annual survey of state preschool policies, provides government policymakers valuable information for planning short- and long-…
Maxwell Kelly, Warner-Richter Mallory, Partika Anne, Franchett Audrey, Kane Maggie C., August, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report summarizes publicly available information about the coordination or inclusion of Head Start across various aspects of state and territory ECE systems. The findings are organized by nine topics: the agency housing Head Start Collaboration…
Kim Do-Hong, Lambert Richard G., Burts Diane C., 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although dual language learners (DLLs) are linguistically, culturally, and socially diverse, researchers usually study them in aggregate and compare them to non-DLLs. The authors' purpose was to identify subgroups of preschool DLLs using latent…
Hoffman Jessica A., Schmidt Ellyn M., Wirth Catherine, Johnson Sarah, Sobell Stacey A., Pelissier Katy, Harris Diane M., Izumi Betty T., 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Farm to preschool connects early care and education settings to local food and/or food producers with the objectives of serving locally grown, healthy foods to young children, improving child nutrition, and providing related educational…
Barnett W. Steven, Friedman-Krauss Allison, Weisenfeld GG, Horowitz Michelle, Kasmin Richard, Squires James H., 2017
Reports & Papers
This annual report examines access to, quality standards in, and resources devoted to state-funded preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-old children during the 2015-2016 school year. It is based on a survey of administrators of state-funded…
United States. Government Accountability Office, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
In 2015, the Head Start child development program provided federal funds to local grantees that employed over 90,000 teachers. Some of these grantees run programs that do not run during the summer, and some teachers may, in turn, seek UI benefits to…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
This evaluation focuses on how States and ACF ensure the integrity of the CCDF block grant program and the results of States' program integrity activities. (author abstract)
DeBruin-Parecki Andrea, Slutzky Carly, 2016
Reports & Papers
Currently in the United States, 50 states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia have established prekindergarten (pre-K) age 4 learning standards that are intended to outline skills and knowledge that set children on a path to success in…
Barnett W. Steven, Friedman-Krauss Allison, Gomez Rebecca E., Horowitz Michelle, Weisenfeld GG, Brown Kirsty Clarke, Squires James H., 2016
Reports & Papers
This annual report examines access to, quality standards in, and resources devoted to state-funded preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-old children during the 2014-2015 school year. It is based on a survey of administrators of state-funded…
Barnett W. Steven, Friedman-Krauss Allison, 2016
Reports & Papers
The National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER) State(s) of Head Start report is the first report to describe and analyze in detail Head Start enrollment, funding, quality, and duration, state-by-state. The report focuses on the 2014-…