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Moran Kaitlin K., May, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This qualitative research study explored the child care search and selection process from the perspectives of families living in low-income, urban neighbourhoods in the United States. Findings based on interviews with 40 mothers and grandmothers…
Delap Suzanne, Franko Meg, Hasan Nazia, Longworth-Reed Laricia, McGee Andrew B., Nicolaou Katherine, Roberts Amy M., Thornton Courtney, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Families already had trouble finding affordable child care before the pandemic. COVID-19 has only made things worse. Many child care providers have shut down or reduced enrollment, family members are out of work, and school operations are shifting…
Ferreira van Leer Kevin, Crosby Danielle A., Mendez Julia L., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
In this brief, we estimate the prevalence of care-work disruptions and their consequences for parents’ work in low-income households (defined as incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold), examining how both the prevalence and…
Regenstein Elliot M., Strausz-Clark Chris, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
During the pandemic, there have been bipartisan calls for dramatically increased public funding for EEC. As that money is being invested, more needs to be done to make it easier for families to exercise true choice-in which they have affordable,…
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Kentucky Youth Advocates, Metro United Way, United Way of Kentucky, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Learning Grove, Child Care Advocates of Kentucky, Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C), Appalachian Early Childhood Network, EC Learn, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
From November 16th through December 18th, 2020, we asked Kentucky parents and families to share their thoughts and concerns about the continuing impact on child care of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 1,400 responded. The survey was also provided in a…
Jackson Michael, Kaiser Ashley, Battle Danielle, Wan Carol, Quenneville Garrett, Kincel Brian, Cox Christina, January, 2021
Other
The National Household Education Surveys Program of 2019 (NHES:2019) Data File User’s Manual provides documentation and guidance for users of the NHES:2019 data files. The manual provides information about the purpose of the study, the sample design…
Sonnier-Netto Libbie, Cope Heather, Oakey-Frost RuthAnne, Lewis Rhea, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
To learn more about how Louisiana families with children under the age of 5 have been impacted by, and managed during, the COVID-19 pandemic, LPIC, with partners, conducted a survey of Louisiana parents and guardians in the fall of 2020. Partners…
Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children (LPIC) conducted a survey of Louisiana parents and guardians in the fall of 2020 in partnership with Agenda for Children, Louisiana Department of Education, New Orleans Campaign for Grade-Level Reading,…
Weisenfeld GG, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
To understand the degree to which the Covid-19 pandemic affected young children’s learning and preschool experiences, the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducted two nationally representative surveys of parents of children…
Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
To learn more about how Louisiana families with children under the age of 5 have been impacted by, and managed during, the COVID-19 pandemic, the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, in partnership with Agenda for Children, Louisiana Department…
Hill Zoelene, Bali Diksha, Gebhart Tracy, Halle Tamara, April, 2021
Reports & Papers
Using data from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) Household Survey, this snapshot examines the questions: - Why did parents with young children search for a care provider? - What percentage of parents found a new care…
Barnett W. Steven, Li Zijia, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
The data analyzed for this report were obtained from the National Household Education Survey (NHES) 2012 and 2019 cohorts, which were conducted mainly through mail surveys using a two-phase sampling method by the U.S. Census Bureau. Survey…
Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll, April, 2021
Reports & Papers
This study was funded by The Nicholson Foundation and conducted by the FDU Poll. The online survey was designed to provide estimates of adults in New Jersey with children age 3 years and younger. The survey was conducted February 5-21, 2021 with 781…
Cui Jiashan, Hanson Rachel, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This Data Point uses data from the 2019 Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP) survey. The ECPP survey asks about young children’s participation in weekly child care. The survey includes three types of care: care from a family member other…
Rachidi Angela, April 2021
Reports & Papers

In summer 2020, the American Enterprise Institute launched a longitudinal survey to better understand the changing dynamics of American families during this difficult time and assess federal efforts to mitigate hardship and support caretaking.…