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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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Fung Nickie, Conroy Kara, Brown Elizabeth, Harding Jessica F., Holdbrook Jeanette, Rankin Max, Roemer Grace, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Grantees faced challenges in their efforts to create and sustain systems change. Connecting the child care and workforce development systems required establishing new partnerships and progress sometimes stalled due to organizational change and…

Fung Nickie, Harding Jessica F., Brown Elizabeth, Conroy Kara, Holdbrook Jeanette, Roemer Grace, Rankin Max, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

SWFI grantees worked toward the overarching goal of removing child care barriers faced by working families in need of training by facilitating parents’ access to child care and child care subsidies. Addressing child care needs is crucial in…

Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Garver Karin A., Hodges Katherine S., Weisenfeld GG, Gardiner Beth Ann, 2021
Reports & Papers

The 18th edition of The State of Preschool, the National Institute for Early Education Research’s (NIEER) report on our annual survey of state preschool policies, includes information for every state on child enrollment, funding, staffing, and…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This audit provides a national snapshot of State-level approaches to some of the issues posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in child care settings. Our objective was to identify the approaches that CCDF lead agencies in each State and the…
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…
Keating Kim, Cole Patricia A., Schaffner Mollyrose, 2020
Reports & Papers
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 bridges the gap between science and policy with national and state-by-state data on the well-being of America's babies. The 2020 edition of the Yearbook, along with issue-based briefs, adds to the ability to see…
Gamse Beth C., Spielberger Julie, Axelrod Jennifer, Spain Angeline, Burke Samantha, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report includes findings based on the entire initiative, focusing chiefly on cities' progress as of late 2016, and it draws from the full range of the study's data collection. It summarizes (1) how the funded cities approached afterschool data…
Keating Kim, Daily Sarah, Cole Patricia A., Murphey David A., Pina Gabriel, Ryberg Renee, Moron Leanna, Laurore Jessie, 2019
Reports & Papers
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 is a first-of-its-kind resource for stakeholders who recognize the critical importance of supporting the healthy development and well-being of America's babies and toddlers. It seeks to bridge the gap between…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Given the importance of the state-federal partnership in ECE, the Bipartisan Policy Center undertook this study to explore whether states, like the federal government, are making progress toward improved integration and governance in ECE programs.…
King Carlise, Perkins Victoria, Nugent Courtney, Jordan Elizabeth, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
The mission of the Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) is to support state policymakers in developing and using coordinated state early care and education (ECE). With these goals in mind, we launched our third national survey to examine the…
Hollar T. Lucas, Cook Nicole, Natale Ruby, Quinn David, Phillips Teina, DeLucca Michael, May, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: We evaluated the extent to which providing training and technical assistance to early childcare centre (ECC) directors, faculty and staff in the implementation of evidence-based nutrition strategies improved the nutrition contexts,…
Gilden Robyn, McElroy Katie, Friedmann Erika, Spanier Adam, Son Heesook, Witherspoon Nsedu Obot, Paul Hester, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of an environmental health training program for child care providers. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate a 5-state training program using a 20-question pretest and…
Carolan Megan E., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
All Head Start grantees are required to annually submit the Program Information Report (PIR), which requests data on a range of demographic and operational questions. ICS reviewed nationally data on a range of issues, as well as pulled PIR data by…
Spielberger Julie, Axelrod Jennifer, Dasgupta Denali, Cerven Christine, Spain Angeline, Kohm Amelia, Mader Nicholas, April, 2016
Reports & Papers
With support from The Wallace Foundation, nine cities across the country are participating in the Next Generation Afterschool System-Building Initiative, a multi-year effort to strengthen the systems that support access to and participation in high-…
Matthias James, Pritchard P. Scott, Martin Stacey W., Dusek Cristina, Cathey Erika, D'Alessio Rebecca, Kirsch Marjorie, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In September 2013, local county health officials in Tallahassee, Florida, USA, were notified of a laboratory-confirmed pertussis case in a 1-year-old preschool attendee. During a 5-month period, 26 (22%) students 1-5 years of age, 2 staff from the…