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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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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…

McLean Caitlin, Austin Lea J. E., Whitebook Marcy, Olson Krista L., 2021
Other
Since 2016, the biennial Early Childhood Workforce Index has tracked the status of the early care and education workforce and related state policies in order to identify promising practices for improving early educator jobs and changes over time.…
Child Care Services Association. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Center, November 2020
Other

This annual report describes the FY20 results of the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood program, a national strategy to increase college education and workforce supports for low-income women working in early childhood settings, and Child Care WAGE$, a…

Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, September, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This document discusses registered apprenticeships (RAs) as a career path option for states to support their early childhood workforce. It provides examples from three states: West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Colorado.
Gould Elise (Elise Lorraine), Whitebook Marcy, Mokhiber Zane, Austin Lea J. E., 23 July, 2019
Other
This paper makes the case for aligning the costs of our ECE system with what is required to create a strong and sustainable system. Herein, we model a system to meet the needs of all families in California and solve the myriad problems the current…
Sanborn Robert, Kimball Mandi Sheridan, Everitt Shay, Gill Patrick, McClendon David, O'Quinn Kellie, Himsl Gretchen, Silvio Kelcie, November, 2018
Reports & Papers
Texas is beginning to fall behind when it comes to student success and job-readiness. Quality child care can improve both outcomes, yet our state is currently lacking in access to quality child care. This can put the Texas economic miracle in peril…
Children At Risk Institute, November, 2018
Executive Summary
Texas is beginning to fall behind when it comes to student success and job-readiness. Quality child care can improve both outcomes, yet our state is currently lacking in access to quality child care. This can put the Texas economic miracle in peril…
Whitebook Marcy, Hankey Aline, Schlieber Marisa, Austin Lea J. E., Philipp George, 2018
Reports & Papers
The following report presents the findings from the 2018 Miami-Dade County SEQUAL study conducted in the spring of 2018. The study shares the perspectives of teaching staff employed in center-based programs in Miami-Dade County, including those that…
Whitebook Marcy, Hankey Aline, Schlieber Marisa, Austin Lea J. E., Philipp George, 2018
Executive Summary
This study captures early educators' perspectives about their work environments in Florida's Miami-Dade County and examines how these environments impact teaching staff practice and well-being. In order to teach to the best of their ability,…
Whitebook Marcy, Schlieber Marisa, Hankey Aline, Austin Lea J. E., Philipp George, 2018
Reports & Papers
The following report presents the findings from the 2018 Minnesota SEQUAL study and includes the perspectives of teaching staff across licensed child care centers throughout the state, including centers participating and those not participating in…
Whitebook Marcy, Schlieber Marisa, Hankey Aline, Austin Lea J. E., Philipp George, 2018
Executive Summary
This study captures early educators' perspectives about their work environments in the state of Minnesota and examines how these environments impact teaching staff practice and well-being. In order to teach to the best of their ability, educators…
Whitebook Marcy, Schlieber Marisa, Hankey Aline, Austin Lea J. E., Philipp George, 2018
Reports & Papers
The following report presents the findings from the 2017 New York SEQUAL study and includes the perspectives of teaching staff employed in programs participating in QUALITYstarsNY in the spring and fall of 2017. Following a description of the study…
Whitebook Marcy, Schlieber Marisa, Hankey Aline, Austin Lea J. E., Philipp George, 2018
Executive Summary
This study captures the perspectives of early educators about their working environments in one state, New York, and how these environments impact teaching staff practice and well-being. In order to teach to the best of their ability, educators…
Robinson Nicole, Mathew Aleyamma, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Philanthropy can shape the social change process by influencing policy agendas, narratives, and, ultimately, which groups can fully participate in a given social movement. Indeed, philanthropic organizations serve as resource brokers (Seltzer, 2012…
Whitebook Marcy, McLean Caitlin, Austin Lea J. E., Edwards Bethany, 2018
Other

This second edition of the biennial Early Childhood Workforce Index continues to track the status of the ECE workforce and related state policies in order to understand changes over time. We have added several new analyses and updated our policy…