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Tout Kathryn, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the longstanding vulnerability of early care and education programs and inequities in the health and financial security of early educators. Addressing new and ongoing needs in the early care and education system (…

Paschall Katherine W., Davis Elizabeth E., Tout Kathryn, February 2021
Reports & Papers

Describing access across multiple dimensions provides decision makers with a deeper understanding of families’ ECE needs and emphasizes the need for multi-faceted policy solutions. Yet measuring and comparing access from different perspectives…

Burwick Andrew, Davis Elizabeth E., Karoly Lynn A., Schulte Theresa, Tout Kathryn, November, 2020
Other
The goals of this paper are twofold. First, the paper provides basic background information about the structure of child care costs and revenues and clearly shows how the pandemic and associated changes in regulations and demand have affected them.…
Warner-Richter Mallory, Paschall Katherine W., Tout Kathryn, Lowe Claire, September, 2020
Reports & Papers

This report describes the factors associated with participation in PD and highlights the individual-, program-, and system-level factors that may act as barriers to participating in specific PD activities (i.e., workshops, coaching, and college…

Thomson Dana, Cantrell Emily, Guerra Gabriella, Gooze Rachel A., Tout Kathryn, September, 2020
Literature Review

A recent report, Defining and Measuring Access to High-Quality Early Care and Education (ECE): A Guidebook for Policymakers and Researchers (Access Guidebook), supports movement toward more consistent definitions, analysis, and reporting on…

Douglass Anne L., Halle Tamara, Tout Kathryn, December, 2019
Other
This issue brief presents the theory of change developed for the Breakthrough Series Collaborative on Social and Emotional Learning (BSC-SEL) that was designed and implemented as part of the CCL Project. A theory of change is a powerful tool that…
Blasberg Amy, Bromer Juliet, Nugent Courtney, Porter Toni, Shivers Eva Marie, Tonyan Holli A., Tout Kathryn, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), March, 2019
Other

The purpose of this brief is to provide a conceptual model for quality in home-based child care that can be used to inform state and local efforts in developing quality improvement initiatives that engage and sustain home-based child care…

Shaw Sara H., Partika Anne, Tout Kathryn, February, 2019
Literature Review
The purpose of this review is to provide a synthesis of research on child care subsidy stability published in the last five years. The review builds on a previous summary completed in 2013. Additionally, this report highlights important…
Shaw Sara H., Hilty Rowan, Lloyd Chrishana M., Nagle Kerensa, Paschall Katherine W., Warner-Richter Mallory, Moron Leanna, Tout Kathryn, January, 2019
Reports & Papers

Reflecting growing attention to the importance of staff retention, Minnesota and several other states have invested in public initiatives to enhance wages for child care professionals. This study presents findings from an evaluation of Retaining…

Shaw Sara H., Hilty Rowan, Lloyd Chrishana M., Nagle Kerensa, Paschall Katherine W., Warner-Richter Mallory, Moron Leanna, Tout Kathryn, January, 2019
Executive Summary
Reflecting growing attention to the importance of staff retention, Minnesota and several other states have invested in public initiatives to enhance wages for child care professionals. This study presents findings from an evaluation of Retaining…
Bultinck Erin, Silamongkol Thanharat, Lowe Claire, Cleveland Jennifer, Tout Kathryn, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this report is to present findings from surveys of ECE providers about Parent Aware. Surveys were administered to currently Rated and previously participating Parent Aware providers to gather data about their participation in Parent…
Bultinck Erin, Silamongkol Thanharat, Lowe Claire, Cleveland Jennifer, Tout Kathryn, January, 2019
Executive Summary
The purpose of this summary is to report key findings from surveys of ECE providers regarding participation in Parent Aware. Administered in June 2018, the surveys gathered data from currently Rated and previously participating Parent Aware…
Tout Kathryn, Davis Elizabeth E., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The purpose of the Minnesota Research Partnership is to address the challenges of access to early care and education (ECE) in Minnesota through an established research partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), Child…

Warner-Richter Mallory, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Daily Sarah, Bultinck Erin, Cleveland Jennifer, Tout Kathryn, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
This study was guided by the following two primary research questions: 1. What were participants', mentors', and key stakeholders' perceptions of the Vermont STARS quality framework and quality improvement supports? 2. To what extent did the design…
Tout Kathryn, Friese Sarah, Starr Rebecca, Hirilall Ashley, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
This brief describes five metrics that can be used individually or in combination to support QRIS operations. The metrics cover QRIS eligibility, participation, ratings, density, and children served. Each metric can be calculated across a state or…