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Pattnaik Jyotsna, Jalongo Mary Renck, September 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed

This special issue of Early Childhood Education Journal focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and families, programs, teachers (pre-service and inservice), and teacher educators.

Pattnaik Jyotsna, Jalongo Mary Renck, September 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed

In this special issue of Early Childhood Education Journal, early childhood care and education experts around the world offer authentic, emic perspectives and capture the profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and families, programs…

Huz Ilana, Banghart Patti, Padilla Christina M., Halle Tamara, Madill Rebecca, September 2021
Reports & Papers

This research brief provides a summary of findings from a survey of parents in Maryland conducted in the fall of 2020 to examine child care needs, access, continuity, and costs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children during…

Weyer Matt, August 2021
Other

The pandemic has brought significant attention to the importance of early care and education (ECE), as well as the importance of engaging families in new ways. For the majority of the country, it has brought to light what advocates and…

Ramos Manica F., Weber Jennifer, Thompson Joy A., Werk Lloyd, Shuell Julie, Woods Kenza, Bamdad Tiffany, July 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The aim of this study was to test a training and technical assistance program in early care and education (ECE) center-based programs focused on obesity prevention – Healthy Way to Grow (HWTG). After completing a self-assessment, ECE programs…

Child Care State Capacity Building Center, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief introduces a graphic organizer for thinking about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This graphic organizer represents the early care and education system, including its constituents and the critical factors that affected it. The…

Smith Sheila, Nakamura Jennifer, Granja Maribel R., Chow Kirby, Grindal Todd, Perez Nancy K., May 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief represents the second of two reports on the experiences of Arkansas (AR) educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Survey and focus group information for report one were collected in October and November 2020 (the findings from the first…

Reyes Chin R., Gilliam Walter S., May 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC) has been promoted by the federal government as a promising model for reducing early childhood expulsions and suspensions and is now implemented by numerous states. Despite growing ECMHC…

National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief will help states, territories, and Tribes reflect on the supports child care providers need as they reopen child care that closed during the pandemic. It will also help them come into compliance with health and safety training and…

Adams Gina, Hernandez Fernando, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief provides an overview of some key opportunities, challenges, and needed action steps to expand participation of HBCC providers in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Based on expert interviews and a literature review, it first…

Melnick Hanna, Plasencia Sara, April, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This research review summarizes what is known about the extent to which COVID-19 spreads in child care and preschool programs. It synthesizes findings from 11 studies that measure transmission in these settings, both in the United States and…
Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Weiland Christina, Taylor Anne, Penfold Louisa, Snow Catherine, Sachs Jason, McCormick Meghan P., March 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief is part of an ongoing study that is tracking implementation of the Boston Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) expansion, including effects of the COVID-19 crisis on UPK community-based centers. We use administrative and interview data to…

United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water, United States. Office of Child Care, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This factsheet is part of EPA’s 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities (3Ts) Toolkit, referenced in Important Resources. It also includes considerations for lead sampling after extended closures. This factsheet…
Grindal Todd, Smith Sheila, Nakamura Jennifer, Granja Maribel R., February 2021
Reports & Papers

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the provision of early childhood education in Arkansas and across the United States. In partnership with the Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE), SRI International (SRI), and…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
Our audit covered 1,721 licensed child day centers and family day homes that received CCDF funding during State fiscal year 2018. We used geographic area, total capacity, and total CCDF funding received to select 15 child day center providers and 15…