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Schilder Diane, Willenborg Peter, Lou Cary, Knowles Sarah, Thomas Kate, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. There are snapshots for 50 states, District of Columbia, and a separate national snapshot. Each snapshot provides the following: the number and share of children under age 6…

Afterschool Alliance, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
The 2020 Top 10 States for Afterschool brief delves into the data used to determine the top 10, as well as factors that may have contributed to each state’s ranking. What it finds overall is that every state in the top 10 has its own unique story of…
Children's Movement of Florida, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Our goal for this survey was to gather data on parent sentiments about child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted to learn what parents' future intentions were when executive orders were lifted and to get some sense of how demand for care…
Afterschool Alliance, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Afterschool Alliance’s fourth edition of America After 3PM provides a detailed accounting of the circumstances and conditions of U.S. children during the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. and compares afterschool program participation and unmet demand…
Szente Judit, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper shares reflections on over 50 live Zoom instructional lessons with toddlers and preschoolers amid the first three weeks of school closures due to COVID-19 in the State of Florida. Reflections resulted in three themes: 1) implementing…
Ruppanner Leah, Moller Stephanie, Sayer Liana, 29 July, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigates the relationship between maternal employment and state-to-state differences in childcare cost and mean school day length. Pairing state-level measures with an individual-level sample of prime working-age mothers from the…
Hill Zoelene, Gennetian Lisa A., Mendez Julia L., Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) serves dual goals of promoting low-income parents' employment, education, and training, and supporting parents' use of high quality child care and education. While changes in CCDF policies have aimed to…
Gennetian Lisa A., Mendez Julia L., Hill Zoelene, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
The findings in this brief suggest that policymakers' review of certain policies and administrative practices for CCDF (and related social services) might uncover factors that (perhaps inadvertently) create barriers for eligible Hispanic families'…
Herbst Chris M., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are increasingly deployed by U.S. states to monitor and improve the quality of non-parental child care settings. By making information on program quality accessible to the public, QRIS attempts to alter…
Adams Gina, Gebrekristos Semhar, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Local workforce development boards (LWDBs) set policies for and oversee a set of workforce programs and services funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). As such, they are the front line for low-income parents who need…
Herbst Chris M., Desouza Kevin C., Alashri Saud, Kandala Srinivasa Srivatsav, Khullar Mayank, Bajaj Vikash, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
This paper exploits novel data and empirical methods to examine parental preferences for child care. Specifically, we analyze consumer reviews of child care businesses posted on the website Yelp.com. A key advantage of Yelp is that it contains a…
Liebman Amy K., Simmons Juliana, Salzwedel Marsha, Tovar-Aguilar Antonio, Lee Barbara C., 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Access to safe, off-farm childcare is often a challenge for farmworkers with young children and is likely to become an increasingly salient barrier as more agricultural workers migrate together with families and as the number of women entering the…
Herbst Chris M., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are increasingly deployed by states to monitor and improve the quality of non-parental child care settings. By making information on program quality accessible to the public, QRIS attempts to alter…
Adams Gina, Derrick-Mills Teresa, Heller Caroline, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report presents findings from a review of 17 programs and initiatives working to meet the child care needs of low-income parents seeking education and training. It highlights common strategies these organizations have implemented to meet the…
Mattingly Marybeth J., Schaefer Andrew, Carson Jessica A., Fall 2016
Reports & Papers
Access to quality, affordable child care is critical for American working families, and it is a major focus of efforts to bring about more family-friendly workplaces. In this brief, we analyze families' child care expenses and identify, among…