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Oh Park Soojin, Hassairi Nail, 11 February, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Following the pioneering efforts of a federal Head Start program, U.S. state policymakers have rapidly expanded access to Early Care and Education (ECE) programs with strong bipartisan support. Within the past decade the enrollment of 4 year-olds…
Nguyen Ha, Jenkins Jade Marcus, October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Understanding the relation between federal investment and research has implications for promoting science production in early childhood, a rapidly expanding area in education research and policy. Federally funded research has shaped fundamental…
English Alan, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study sought to gain greater understanding of how youth at a faith-based privately-funded after-school program perceive relationships within the program. As the existence of a strong personal relationship is widely theorized to be a precursor…
Zhao Jianzhi, Lu Jiahuan, March, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The comparison between nonprofit and for-profit organizations has been a lingering question for scholars and practitioners. This research explores employee wage differentials across sectors using a national sample of child care workforce. After…

Alverson Ryan, Ginn Laken, Gilbert Jaesook, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Our study examined whole-child preschool programming from a policy perspective. We suggest that whole-child wellness must include sustainable approaches that are systematic and holistic approaches for educating children. The Preschool Partnership…
Phillips Deborah A., Anderson Sara, Datta A. Rupa, Kisker Ellen Eliason, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Low-income families' ability to sustain employment while ensuring the care and safety of their young children is profoundly affected by federal policies regarding access to subsidies and programs, such as Head Start. The current structure of…

Muenchow Susan, Pizzo Peggy Daly, July, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
In this article, we will define ECMHC and discuss opportunities for financing its expansion. We focus on the CCDBG, which at the state level are called the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) plans. States can elect to use a portion of the CCDBG…
Barnett W. Steven, Kasmin Richard, January, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
Only high-quality programs can produce the tremendous results that pre-K promises for children and taxpayers more generally, and such programs are costly. Yet we find that programs in states that are already using the K-12 funding formula for pre-K…
Van Lancker Wim, January, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Childcare services are increasingly put forward as one of the most important policy levers to combat poverty and inequality. However, higher income families use childcare services to a much larger extent than lower income families. Almost all…
Tse Allison E., Warner Mildred, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
In a growing number of U.S. cities, social impact bonds (SIBs) introduce an experimental strategy into the politics of fiscal constraint. With limited political willpower and public funding, some have used SIBs to leverage new support for social…
Robinson Nicole, Mathew Aleyamma, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Philanthropy can shape the social change process by influencing policy agendas, narratives, and, ultimately, which groups can fully participate in a given social movement. Indeed, philanthropic organizations serve as resource brokers (Seltzer, 2012…
Hu Bi Ying, Zhou Yisu, Chen Liang, Fan Xitao, Winsler Adam, Q4 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the relationship between investment of financial resources in early childhood education (ECE) and student academic outcomes using survey and observational data from 59 classrooms in Guangdong Province, China (N = 589, 50% girls,…
Garcia Faroldi M. Livia (Maria Livia), Miguel Luken Veronica de, Ayuso Sanchez Luis, July, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Baltic and Nordic countries share historical and political connections as well as geographical proximity. Nevertheless, when their welfare regimes are compared, Baltic countries can be included in a post-communist model that differs from the social-…
Matthew Rebecca A., Bransburg Vanessa, February, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
How and in what ways might we respond to the mounting "care deficit," such that the dignity and well-being of both recipient and care provider are prioritized? This article takes up such a question by making use of feminist theories of care to…
Forde David R. (David Robert), Heckler Nina C., 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Public policy on violence prevention has increasingly focused on early childhood interventions to reduce violence over the life course. This paper examines public attitudes toward funding of programs in schools to enhance learning and to reduce…