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Jacoby Jennifer Wallace, August 2021
Executive Summary

This report’s findings shed light on the everyday contributions Head Start assistant teachers make to classroom quality, measured through teacher-child interactions. This report aims to help policymakers, education administrators, and…

Public Consulting Group (Boston, Mass.), July 2021
Executive Summary

In 2021, Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) was contracted by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS), to conduct a federally mandated Market Rate Survey (MRS) of child care providers throughout the state. The survey was administered…

Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, June 2021
Executive Summary

Using contract-based financing mechanisms to meet child care goals is of increasing interest to policymakers and stakeholders seeking to address key issues and inequities in the child care system, including how to address the major challenges…

Meyer Lori E., March 30 2021
Executive Summary

The Early MTSS-123 Project was developed “to implement and pilot the Early Care and Learning Practice Improvement Support Team and to provide the State with a 3-year plan to scale-up the pilot.” Major activities of this project included: Piloting…

Spielberger Julie, Burkhardt Tiffany, Winje Carolyn, Pacheco-Applegate Aida, Gitlow Elissa, Carreon Erin Devorah, Huang Lee Ann, Herriott Anna, Kakuyama-Villaber Reiko, February, 2021
Executive Summary
This report describes the results of a 3-year pilot study of the Illinois Model of IECMHC. The study was part of a 5-year comprehensive, coordinated, statewide initiative by The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) to expand IECMHC…
Minnesota. Family Child Care Task Force, February 2021
Executive Summary

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…

Caven Meg, Huckle Erin, Zhang Xinxin, February 2021
Executive Summary

This study set out to identify the strengths of the Early Childhood Professional Development System (ECPDS); assess the challenges facing the ECPDS, and make recommendations to support the strengthening of the system. This evaluation marks a…

Kornack Cody, LiBetti Ashley, January, 2021
Executive Summary

Our country faces a confluence of crises: a raging pandemic, economic destabilization, and a long-coming public reckoning with systemic and historic racism. The early childhood workforce is a linchpin to creating a stronger future as our country…

Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Executive Summary
Over the course of the evaluation, we addressed ten research questions organized under two broad headings: (1) the assessment process and tier ratings and (2) coaching (Table S.1). To address these research questions, the RAND study team engaged in…
Whitehead Joellyn, 2021
Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide rich, descriptive data about Illinois’ early childhood education workforce, as shown by analysis of the data within the Gateways Registry. Several of the research questions from the Illinois Early Learning…

Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Bellows Laura, DiCarlo Cynthia F., Oakey-Frost RuthAnne, Sonnier-Netto Libbie, 2021
Executive Summary

This report presents key information about the costs of and funding mechanisms for early childhood care and education in Louisiana and the impacts on the early education workforce including (1) the prevalence of turnover, (2) potential drivers of…

Vitiello Virginia E., Winter 2020
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This study documented perspectives from parents, teachers and administrators involved in children’s transitions from public pre-K into kindergarten within a large, diverse county. The purpose was to better understand how these stakeholders…
Washington (State). Department of Commerce. Child Care Collaborative Task Force, 01 December, 2020
Executive Summary
This report includes policy recommendations to begin building a high-quality, sustainable child care system that supports Washington's children, families and communities. The task force, a broad coalition of child care providers, advocates,…
Atkins-Burnett Sally, Tarullo Louisa B., Monahan Shannon, Hurwitz Felicia, Bruursema Timothy, Li Ann, Blesson Elizabeth, Cannon Judith, DeMond Ayesha, Heckler Anna, December, 2020
Executive Summary
For a field test of WGT during fall 2018 to spring 2019, Q-CCIIT observations at baseline informed the selection of areas for growth in the caregivers’ practices. PD providers and caregivers could then select from an array of PD tools based on…
Child Care Aware of America, October, 2020
Executive Summary
A team of researchers from Yale just published the results of the first large-scale study of the child care workforce during COVID-19. The Yale team compared COVID-19 rates in child care providers who continued providing child care during the first…