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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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Gull Carla, Goldstein Suzanne Levenson, Rosengarten Tricia, Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Tree climbing is one aspect of nature play; however, it is limited in many areas due to fear of liability, heightened safety awareness, unclear policies, accessibility, and restrictive outdoor play time. This study investigated current practices…
Freedman Darcy A., Tisch Daniel J., Ciesielski Timothy, Yamoah Owusua, Borawski Elaine, Minnes Sonia, Burkhart Kimberly, Dimitropoulos Anastasia, Nock Nora, Lee Eun Kyung, Embaye Milen, Doernberg Ellen, Balser Sarah, Lewis-Miller Carlos, Sommer Rachael, Marks M. E., Ogland-Hand Callie, O'Brien Molly, Ross Kristie, December 2020
Reports & Papers

The study team analyzed statewide Serious Incident Reporting data submitted by child care programs to ODJFS to examine trends in COVID-19 cases among child care staff and children. Within the selected 10 counties, the study engaged child care…

Stoney Louise, Thorman Abigail E., December 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief discusses features of shared services networks and provides a roadmap for introduction and large-scale implementation.

Manship Karen, Muenchow Susan, December 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief summarizes what is currently known about the status of California’s early learning and care facilities that are operated by family child care homes (FCCHs) and child care centers. Child care centers include a range of operational…

King Carlise, December 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The following brief provides background about the benefits of developing an ELC integrated data system (IDS) and key components needed to support service coordination goals and create accountability systems related to outcomes outlined in the…

Dahlin Melissa S., Diaz Guadalupe, Jenkins Jade Marcus, Reich Stephanie Michelle, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study seeks to understand characteristics that predict use of Head Start family services by Latinx families. Head Start requires programs to offer services that are tailored to individual family needs. While the offer of services is important,…
Warner-Richter Mallory, Mathur Ambika, November, 2020
Other
This resource guide provides information for researchers about administrative data collected on federal policies and programs that (in whole or part) support young children with disabilities. (author abstract)
University of Delaware. Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
An initial brief in May 2020 provided a snapshot of trends in the operating status of Delaware's licensed programs in response to COVID-19. Findings showed that about half of Delaware's programs were closed in mid-April. Additionally, a greater…
Carter Jake A., Erhardt Robert J., Jones Bradley T., Donati George L., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Few schools and child care facilities test for Pb in their drinking water. Reviewing the United States Environmental Protection Agency Lead and Copper rule data can contribute to guiding future legislation on Pb testing. This work aims to (i)…
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…
First Five Years Fund, 30 October, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Recognizing the essential role of child care for children, working families, and the economy, Democrats and Republicans in Congress have sought to prioritize funding and other relief opportunities for child care providers as part of ongoing COVID-19…
Dinkel Danae, Dev Dipti A., Guo Yage, Sedani Ami, Hulse Emily, Rida Zainab, Abel Kayla, October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the physical activity environment in childcare programs across type (childcare centers [CCCs] and family childcare homes [FCCHs]) and geographic location (urban and rural) as assessed by physical activity…
Coffey Missy, Zamora Carolina, Peyton Samantha, Pilkington Brent, Kyzer Angela, Grindal Todd, Smith Sheila, October 2020
Other

This report summarizes the existing administrative data infrastructure and recommendations for the Arkansas Suspension and Expulsion Work Group with the next steps to support better use of administrative data. Its purpose is to inform the…

Coffey Missy, Zamora Carolina, Peyton Samantha, Pilkington Brent, Kyzer Angela, Grindal Todd, Smith Sheila, October 2020
Executive Summary

This report summarizes the existing administrative data infrastructure and recommendations for the Arkansas Suspension and Expulsion Work Group with the next steps to support better use of administrative data. Its purpose is to inform the…

Garver Karin A., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
As New Jersey tentatively reopens K-12 schools after being closed for over five months, many of the state's child care providers have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the children of essential workers. Throughout this time,…