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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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National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of the prevention and control of infectious diseases. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program final rule (2016) require states and territories to have health and safety requirements in 11 different topic areas, as well as…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of the prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on Early…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and using safe sleeping practices. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of building and physical premises safety. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center) in…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of requirements about emergency preparedness and response planning for emergencies resulting from a natural disaster, or an emergency situation such as violence at a child care facility. A series of briefs about CCDF…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials and biological contaminants. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on Early…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of transportation requirements. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center) in response to the…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
The findings presented in this brief provide evidence that states are making changes in their licensing requirements and policies to protect the health and safety of children in out-of-home care. We found that nearly all states' licensing…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this research brief is to report on the licensing requirements and policies for family child care homes (FCCHs) for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The term "state" will be used for all 51 jurisdictions. States may define…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this research brief is to report on the licensing requirements and policies for group child care homes (GCCHs) for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The term "state" will be used for all 51 jurisdictions. States may define…
National Center on Child Care Professional Development Systems and Workforce Initiatives, April, 2019
Other
State, territory, and tribal leaders have multiple policy, funding, and regulatory levers they can use to promote continuity of care. Subsidy policies and procedures, quality improvement efforts, and professional development and workforce…
National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement, December, 2018
Other
We are pleased to offer eight Key Indicators that together lead to high-quality family engagement in early childhood care and education settings. This research-based resource is part of a series designed to support early childhood state systems-…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, August, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) regulations require states and territories to ensure that the ratio of inspectors to providers is sufficient for timely inspection. We know that this ratio will differ among states, territories, and tribes,…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, June, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet summarizes information from the Quality Compendium. We provide a descriptive analysis of the information to show how QRISs are incorporating scores and setting cut points on the most commonly used observational tools. For more…