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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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Little Michael, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Prekindergarten (Pre-K) programs are provided in a variety of different physical locations, including elementary school buildings, Head Start centers, and private child care centers. A recent national survey found that 50 percent of elementary…
Cohen-Vogel Lora, Sadler James R., Little Michael, Merrill Becca, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Over the past few decades, instructional policy supports -- encompassing standards, curricula, and assessments -- have featured centrally in the education reform movement. So, too, have efforts to align them. In this article, we conduct interviews…
Maxwell Kelly, Warner-Richter Mallory, Partika Anne, Franchett Audrey, Kane Maggie C., August, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report summarizes publicly available information about the coordination or inclusion of Head Start across various aspects of state and territory ECE systems. The findings are organized by nine topics: the agency housing Head Start Collaboration…
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.…
Hahn Heather, Rohacek Monica, Isaacs Julia B., February, 2018
Reports & Papers
To help inform states currently focusing on simplifying access to benefits and improving service delivery, including those implementing the new requirements, this report highlights steps taken and lessons learned by five states that--before the…
Isaacs Julia B., Katz Michael, Kassabian David, March, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report describes and analyzes the experiences of the six states involved in the WSS initiative as they leveraged policy change to streamline and align families' access to work supports. A broad range of policies are analyzed here, from…
National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement, August, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report, one in a series of reports on contemporary issues in licensing, focuses on practices and policies pertaining to reporting, tracking, and responding to serious incidents in child care. Data from national and state sources, while limited…
Cobb Gerry, Ponder Karen, January, 2014
Reports & Papers
In 2013, in the midst of the many changes underway across the nation in efforts to build early childhood systems, BUILD launched a new review of the approaches that states are taking at the local/regional level and how these community-based efforts…
Regenstein Elliot M., Lipper Katherine E., May, 2013
Reports & Papers
An examination and analysis of approaches to state-level early childhood system governance, based on interviews with key informants inside and outside of government in several states
National Governors' Association. Center for Best Practices, 2011
Reports & Papers
An examination of developments and variation among state early childhood advisory councils, based on a review of state applications for grants provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), as well as updates provided by council…
Schwebel David C., Brezausek Carl M., Belsky Jay, March 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation of the impact of quantity and quality of child care programs on young children's risk for unintentional injury using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care
Stoney Louise, 2004
Reports & Papers
A report presenting a catalog of collective management approaches currently used by child care services across the United States
Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care, 2002
Reports & Papers
A summary of efforts to implement the Southern Regional Task Force on Child Care Action plan to improve access to child care assistance for low income families in the South, based on a survey of Task Force members and summaries of a regional child…
Kotch Jonathan, Guthrie Christine, 1998
Reports & Papers
A study of the impact of an Even Start playground improvement grant on child care playground hazards, focusing on playground safety assessments, planning and evaluation, quality enhancements, such as fencing and surfacing, and safety programs