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Weyer Matt, August 2021

The pandemic has brought significant attention to the importance of early care and education (ECE), as well as the importance of engaging families in new ways. For the majority of the country, it has brought to light what advocates and…

Workman Simon, Capito Jeanna, Connors-Tadros Lori, May 2021

The federal funding opportunity to renew state Preschool Development Grant Birth-5 (PDG B-5) planning grants signaled growing recognition of the continued need for system building efforts in early care and education (ECE). Current and proposed…

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…

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…
Schulman Karen, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
The National Women's Law Center surveyed state child care administrators to help assess how COVID-19 was affecting child care in their states, how they were using their additional CCDBG funding to address the needs of their child care providers…
University of California, Berkeley. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, National Institute for Early Education Research (U.S.), Bellwether Education Partners, 2020
Reports & Papers

The goals of this research were to undertake a 50-state scan of policies, practices, political momentum, administrative structures and capacity, higher education context, and financing conditions, and other factors relevant for spurring progress…

Alliance for Early Success, 2020
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this report is to paint a picture of the early childhood policy landscape in each state—the political climate, state revenue generated, percent of low-income young children, early childhood advocacy organizations, their policy agenda…
United States. Office of Child Care, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
This priorities report includes analysis of ACF-801 administrative data and summary information from 2019-2021 CCDF state plans. The CCDBG Act of 2014, and associated 2016, CCDF regulation require additional data elements to be reported by states,…
United States. Government Accountability Office, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report examines (1) the number and characteristics of state ECE programs and the extent to which they share characteristics or overlap with federal or other state programs; and (2) how states fund their ECE programs, including any related…
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.…
Augenblick, Palaich & Associates (APA Consulting), April, 2017
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this study was to determine the cost to ensure that three- and four-year olds in southwest Florida are prepared for kindergarten. Augenblick, Palaich, and Associates (APA), an education consulting firm with expertise in both costing…
National Conference of State Legislatures, November, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report presents findings of state appropriations for early care and education programs in fiscal years 2014 and 2015, based on a survey of legislative fiscal offices in 20 states. Program categories include child care, prekindergarten, home…
National Conference of State Legislatures, August, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of state appropriations of state funds for early care and education programs in fiscal year 2013, based on a survey of legislative fiscal offices in 21 states
Boressoff Todd, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
An examination of sources of funding for child care services at institutions of higher education, based on a survey of, workshop with, and interviews with members of a campus child care organization
National Conference of State Legislatures, August, 2011
Reports & Papers
A study of state appropriations of state funds for early care and education programs in fiscal year 2011, based on a survey of legislative fiscal offices in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories