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Bromer Juliet, Melvin Samantha A., Porter Toni, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, March, 2021
Literature Review
This literature review and conceptual model examine research on the factors that may contribute to the decrease of regulated FCC supply. The research literature primarily focuses on challenges and demands that FCC providers face which we hypothesize…
Kirby Gretchen, Douglass Anne L., Lyskawa Julia, Jones Christopher, Malone Lizabeth M., March, 2021
Literature Review
The purpose of this literature review is to understand what is known about what leadership looks like within center-based ECE settings and how it functions to improve center quality and, in turn, children’s experiences and outcomes. We look to the…
Yoong Sze Lin, Lum Melanie, Jones Jannah, Kerr Erin, Falkiner Maryann, Delaney Tessa, McCrabb Sam, Chai Li Kheng, Seward Kirsty, Grady Alice, August, 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To (i) identify and synthesise findings from interventions to improve the dietary intake, physical activity and weight status of children aged 0–6 years attending family day care services; and (ii) assess the impact of interventions on…
Anderson Sara, Mikesell Megan, 2019
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Millions of children in the United States live in rural areas and often start school with fewer school readiness skills than counterparts in urban areas. Access to high-quality child care could be a mechanism to improve school readiness; however, it…
Coffey Amelia, Isaacs Julia B., January, 2019
Literature Review

In this brief, we aim to support CCDF lead agencies and researchers by summarizing methods used in previous research and evaluation projects. We review 19 recent studies that examine efforts to improve the skills and professional development of…

Francis Lucine, Shodeinde Lara, Black Maureen M., Allen Jerilyn, 10 June, 2018
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

Childhood obesity is a major public health concern in the US. More than a third of young children 2-5 years old are placed in nonrelative child care for the majority of the day, making the child care setting an important venue to spearhead…

Black Lindsay, Matvienko-Sikar Karen, Kearney Patricia M., October, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Over 80% of preschool-aged children experience non-parental childcare. Childcare type has the potential to influence weight outcomes, but its impact on childhood overweight/obesity is not well established. This review aims to (i) systematically…
Bromer Juliet, Korfmacher Jon, August, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Home-based child care accounts for a significant proportion of nonparental child care arrangements for young children in the United States. Yet the early care and education field lacks clear models or pathways for how to improve…
Bauters Valerie, Vandenbroeck Michel, June, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
In several countries, childminders grew in times of economic austerity and growing awareness of the economic function of childcare, as they were legitimised by a 'home as heaven' ideology and low costs. As a result, childminders have long been…
Ang Lynn, Brooker Liz, Stephen Christine, March, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
This paper offers a discussion of the literature of an under-developed area of early years research--the exploration of childminding or home-based childcare and the contribution which this form of provision makes for children and families. Despite…
Kim Hye-Jin, Kang Hyun, Johnson-Motoyama Michelle, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
This systematic review examines theoretical and empirical research on the psychological well-being of grandparents who provide supplementary care for their grandchildren. The review included 15 articles that met inclusion criteria. Seven of these…
Swyden K., Sisson Susan B., Lora Karina R., Castle Sherri, Copeland Kristen A., January, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
The time children spend in childcare overlaps with daily meals and opportunities to be active. Thus these environments have the opportunity to promote--or hinder--healthy weight gain among children who attend them. The purpose of this narrative…
Kinsner Kathy, Parlakian Rebecca, MacLaughlin Sarah, 2017
Literature Review
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly one quarter of children under 5 years old are in the care of their grandparents for some period of time every week while mothers work (2013). The Grandparents Who Care project explores the benefits and…
Alberdi Goiuri, McNamara Aoife E., Lindsay Karen L., Scully Helena A., Horan Mary H., Gibney Eileen R., McAuliffe Fionnuala M., October, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
The aim of this paper was to systematically review the published evidence on the relationship between the type of childcare and risk of childhood overweight or obesity. The databases PubMed, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library and EMBASE were searched using…
Totenhagen Casey J., Hawkins Stacy Ann, Casper Deborah M., Bosch Leslie A., Hawkey Kyle R., Borden Lynne M. (Lynne Marie), October-December 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Low retention in the child care workforce is a persistent challenge that has been associated with negative outcomes for children, staff, and centers. This article reviews the empirical literature, identifying common correlates or predictors of…