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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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Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study examines the prevalence of home-based child care providers who report serving at least one child whom they identify as having a disability. Although many families choose home-based child care, researchers know very little about how…

Tang Jing, Lewis Susan, Cutler Laura, Hallam Rena A., Collier Zachary K., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The past decade has seen a dramatic growth of non-standard work schedules in the workforce, leading to increasing demand for non-standard hour child care during evenings, nights, and weekends. Low-income families, less-educated parents, and…

Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., April 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study extends a previously identified and validated typology of home-based child care providers which used providers’ reports of their beliefs and practices related to caregiving to categorize providers rather than regulatory status. We use…

Friedman-Krauss Allison, Hallam Rena A., January, 2021
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This report identifies key data needed to inform policy making regarding child care for children under age 3 in New Jersey. As a first step, we set out the available basic facts on New Jersey's infant and toddler population, their child care…
Tang Jing, Hallam Rena A., Sawyer-Morris Ginnie, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: Parents make child care decisions based on their existing perceptions of early care and education (ECE) arrangements. Through secondary analysis of the National Survey of Early Care and Education data on parents of preschooler…

Han Myae, Buell Martha J., Hallam Rena A., Hooper Alison, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The quality of early care and education affects a wide range of children’s experiences and developmental outcomes. Family Child Care (FCC) is no exception, and attention to increasing the quality of Family Child Care is needed. The purpose of the…

Gebhart Tracy, Warner-Richter Mallory, Boddicker-Young Porsche, Hooper Alison, Halle Tamara, Hallam Rena A., 2020
Reports & Papers
This Snapshot uses data from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to examine caregiving arrangements for young children with special needs to better understand where these children receive early care and education (ECE)…
Hallam Rena A., Hooper Alison, Buell Martha J., Ziegler Melissa, Han Myae, Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As states develop and revise Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), more research attention is needed on the implementation of quality improvement strategies that effectively support family childcare programs. The aims of the current study…
Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study seeks to broaden the knowledge base of the diverse home-based child care provider work-force in the United States. Home-based child care is a crucial part of the child care landscape with approximately seven million children from birth…

Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., Skrobot Christine, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This research uses focus group methodology to examine how a specific subset of family childcare providers-those participating in a voluntary quality rating and improvement system and serving a high percentage of children receiving childcare subsidy-…
Tang Jing, Hallam Rena A., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The proposed project is a mixed methods study that seeks to increase the understanding of the search strategies that parents use to make early care and education (ECE) decisions. Most children under age 5 receive non-parental child care on a regular…
Riser Danielle, Hallam Rena A., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Child care provides an essential service to many families by allowing parents to participate in the workforce and helping their children develop in a nurturing environment. However, families who have young children with disabilities have…

Buell Martha J., Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., Han Myae, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background Family Child Care (FCC) is an important sector of the early care and education system, and is included in most state-wide Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). The sparse data on the literacy opportunities available in FCC are…
Hallam Rena A., Bargreen Kaitlin, Fouts Hillary N., Lessard Laura, Skrobot Christine, May, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives Although infants increasingly spend time in community-based child care centers, little attention has been paid to their physical activity experiences while in group care. In particular, the use of devices to restrict infant mobility, such…
Hustedt Jason T., Buell Martha J., Hallam Rena A., Pinder Wendy, January-March 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Kindergarten has become increasingly academically oriented, and U.S. kindergarten teachers are increasingly called upon to implement policies that require assessment and promote accountability. However, little recent research has focused on…