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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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Weiland Christina, Greenberg Erica, Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Luetmer Grace, Abenavoli Rachel, Gomez Celia J., Johnson Anna D., Harden Brenda Jones, Maier Michelle F., McCormick Meghan P., Morris Pamela A., Nores Milagros, Phillips Deborah A., Snow Catherine, June 2021
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As the United States starts to recover from the pandemic, ECE leaders continue to need a clear understanding of the pandemic’s impact both on young children’s learning and on the ECE programs and teachers that play a critical role in the lives of…

Tracey Sarah, Smith Linda K., Rosen Sophie, April 2021
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The Bipartisan Policy Center recognizes the value of high-quality child care environments on children’s development. To help states move forward in defining high-quality child care facilities, BPC has developed model improvement standards for…

Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, March 2021
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For more than a decade, the number of licensed family child care programs significantly declined across the country. To ensure that parent choice is supported and children have opportunities to learn in settings that best suit their developmental…

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, March, 2021
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This document consists of the following appendices related to the same-titled main report: Appendix A. Methods; Appendix B. Supporting analyses.
Minnesota. Family Child Care Task Force, February 2021
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The Family Child Care Task Force was created by the Minnesota Legislature in 2019 to discuss and make recommendations related to family child care licensing and the Parent Aware program. This report was submitted by the Family Child Care Task…

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, February 2021
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This document includes the literature review, methods, and supporting analyses for "Characteristics of approved universal prekindergarten programs in Vermont in 2018/19."

Opportunities Exchange, January, 2021
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The Kentucky Family Child Care Cost Model was created by Opportunities Exchange while conducting research and analysis for the report Staffed Family Child Care Networks: An Opportunity to Reimagine the Kentucky Child Care Landscape. The report, and…
Workman Simon, Brady Mathew, 03 September, 2020
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This resource is an interactive online tool with individual state information. Users are able to select a state and then create cost of care estimates for coronavirus or pre-coronavirus scenarios that depict data on child care centers, family…

Child Care Aware of America, September, 2020
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These appendices provide data related to the main report: child care market rates for center-based and family child care, by child's age and by state.
Sandstrom Heather, Isaacs Julia B., August, 2020
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As states and territories make decisions about child care policies, they may find it useful to collect data from child care providers. Existing administrative records, such as child care licensing data or workforce registries, offer answers to many…
Bromer Juliet, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, Korfmacher Jon, Kim Kwang, August, 2020
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The Relationship-Based Support to Home-Based Child Care assessment tool (RBS-HBCC) examines the quality of relationships and interactions between home-based child-care providers and staff specialists who support these providers at networks and other…
Home Grown, August, 2020
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COVID-19 has made the need for comprehensive services - long offered through the Head Start and Early Head Start service models - more pressing. Now is the time to use the HBCC structure to scale the effective, two-generational approach embodied in…
Wisconsin Policy Forum, July, 2020
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COVID-19 health concerns and restrictions have produced considerable turmoil in Wisconsin's child care sector, which will play a critical role in efforts to fully re-open the state's economy. Financial losses and the potential permanent closure of…
Home Grown, June, 2020
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Any reform efforts and investments in networks must raise caregiver and provider voices and reflect their needs and decisions as we work collectively to address the deep inequities and barriers facing home-based child care today, namely low…
First Children's Finance, June, 2020
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The purpose of this document is inform states that are asking child care businesses to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While state governments have published new health and safety guidelines, there has been little to no consideration of how these…