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Wisconsin Policy Forum, July, 2020
Other
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…
Borowsky Jonathan, July 2020
Reports & Papers

This dissertation includes the following three studies that used Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program administrative data, licensing administrative data, and QRIS administrative data: "Who Benefits From Child Care Quality Ratings," which…

Malik Rasheed, Hamm Katie, Lee Won Fy, Davis Elizabeth E., Sojourner Aaron J., 22 June, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders to protect public health continue, a quiet crisis is unfolding in child care programs across the country. At the outset of the pandemic, nearly two-thirds of child care providers said they could not survive a…
Bingulac Marija, Savage Sarah, Wilson Julia, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
To better understand whether and how the "need for change" is perceived among child care stakeholders in New England, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston conducted an online exploratory survey between December 2018 and March 2019 with 664 individuals…
Banghart Patti, Halle Tamara, Bamdad Tiffany, Cook Maya, Redd Zakia, Cox Alexandra, Carlson Julianna, May, 2020
Literature Review
The purpose of this literature review is to review the research on supporting access to quality infant and toddler care and the effectiveness of approaches to improve access to and the quality of infant and toddler ECE. The review focuses on…
Banghart Patti, Halle Tamara, Bamdad Tiffany, Cook Maya, Redd Zakia, Cox Alexandra, Carlson Julianna, Zaslow Martha, May, 2020
Executive Summary
The literature review examines research between 2008 and 2018 on supporting access to high-quality infant and toddler care and the effectiveness of approaches to improving access to and quality of infant and toddler early care and education (ECE).…
Sipple John W., McCabe Lisa A., Casto Hope G., Q2 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Access to high quality child care provides a valuable support to families and communities as it both enables parental employment and provides a safe and developmentally appropriate place for children. Yet, access to child care for children under age…
Utah. Department of Workforce Services. Office of Child Care, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
This issue brief addresses access to early child care and education in Utah. It analyzes Utah's current child care system and its capacity. It also provides an overview of the needs of the system to address the issue of access. To the extent…
Shaw Sara H., Hirilall Ashley, Halle Tamara, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
The experience of homelessness is a known risk factor for young children, ages birth to 5. Children experiencing homelessness benefit from early care and education (ECE); however, states, communities and ECE providers face many barriers to ensuring…
Szekely Amanda, Gebhard Barbara, 2020
Instruments
This toolkit was developed to help state policy leaders assess the current status of services for infants, toddlers, and their families and set priorities for improvement. The toolkit is divided into sections focused on four goals of a state early…
Schilder Diane, 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Our study will produce policy-relevant information for the Office of Child Care and state child care administrators that describes parents’ preferences and use of NTH care and the factors that affect preferences and use. The NTH Study will also…

Azuma Javzandulam T., DeBaryshe Barbara Diane, Gauci Kathleen T., Stern Ivette Rodriguez, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Accessible and affordable early childhood care and education (ECE) is crucial to child, family, and community well-being. High quality ECE programs set the stage for lifelong learning, health, and overall well-being and yield a high rate of…

Petrik Will, November, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Every two years, Ohio lawmakers debate and pass a two-year budget. The state budget process is an opportunity for all Ohioans to encourage lawmakers to build a better future for children, adults and families. All families need access to high-quality…
DiMatteo Gemma, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
This study explores the experiences of both parents working nontraditional hours, as well as the child care providers who care for their children. Online surveys, in-person focus groups, and phone interviews were all employed to gather both…
Malik Rasheed, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report analyzes the economic effects of access to child care for families with children under the age of 3. The author uses the U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) to understand the challenges facing families…