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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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Macdonald David, June, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report attempts to map, for the first time in Canada, a complete list of licensed child care spaces across the country against the number of children in a given postal code. In doing so, a number of "child care deserts" are identified as postal…
Macdonald David, June, 2018
Executive Summary
This report attempts to map, for the first time in Canada, a complete list of licensed child care spaces across the country against the number of children in a given postal code. In doing so, a number of "child care deserts" are identified as postal…
Sorenson Patricia, April, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Considering the increased funding in 2018 for child care through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), this brief provides recommendations to improve access to high-quality child care in the state of Michigan.
Davis Elizabeth E., Lee Won Fy, Sojourner Aaron J., March, 2018
Reports & Papers
This study proposes new family-centered measures of access to early care and education (ECE) services with respect to quantity, cost, and quality and uses them to assess disparities in access across locations and socio-demographic groups in…
Greenberg Erica, Michie Molly, Adams Gina, February, 2018
Reports & Papers
This study is the second project, and it explores strategies in four communities with unusually high rates of enrollment among low-income immigrant families and negligible (or nonexistent) gaps in enrollment between children of immigrants and…
Greenberg Erica, Adams Gina, Michie Molly, February, 2018
Executive Summary
This study explores strategies in four communities with unusually high rates of enrollment among low-income immigrant families and negligible (or nonexistent) gaps in enrollment between children of immigrants and children of US-born parents. We…
Barnett W. Steven, Kasmin Richard, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report provides recommendations regarding three interrelated issues critical to expanding the NC Pre-K program: first, determining how many children are eligible for NC Pre-K but do not have access to it; second, analyzing whether county "…
Barnett W. Steven, Kasmin Richard, 2018
Executive Summary
This report provides recommendations regarding three interrelated issues critical to expanding the NC Pre-K program: first, determining how many children are eligible for NC Pre-K but do not have access to it; second, analyzing whether county "…
Workman Simon, Jessen-Howard Steven, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. Each fact sheet provides state data concerning demographics, child care cost (center-based), subsidy receipt, workforce wages, and economic benefit estimates based on increased…
Child Care Aware of America, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The following paper describes key aspects of quality early childhood education for children under three, cost drivers and affordability of child care and the overall lack of access to care that families face when seeking care for an infant or…
Reinvestment Fund, January, 2018
Reports & Papers
High-quality early care and learning supports positive development and helps prepare children for success in school and beyond. Quality child care is also critical for families, as it allows parents to maintain employment. With support from the…
Madill Rebecca, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Friese Sarah, Paschall Katherine W., 2018
Reports & Papers

To our knowledge, no studies have asked which combinations of subsidy policies are associated with better access to ECE for low-income families (relative to higher-income families), from either a demand perspective (i.e., the perspective of the…

Johnson-Staub Christine, December, 2017
Other
This brief takes a deep dive into racial equity in child care and early education, along with the historic and current systemic underpinnings that shape policies and programs. It looks most closely at the major funding streams for child care and…
McLean Caitlin, Naumann Ingela K., Koslowski Alison Smith, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A burgeoning comparative literature has identified the centrality of childcare policy and provision in promoting parental, and specifically maternal, participation in paid employment across countries. This literature has focused on the importance of…
Matsui Amy K., Adams Gina, Burnett Carol, 10 October, 2017
Multimedia
This webinar discusses the challenges and opportunities involved when parents need both education/training and child care access/support. Viewers will learn about Bridging the Gap, a project that examines how child care intersects with postsecondary…