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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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Li Ann, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Nguyen Tutrang, July 2021
Reports & Papers

The goal of this brief is to describe PD experiences from a field test of the We Grow Together (WGT) Professional Development System. Specifically, this brief addresses the following questions: / Who were the PD providers in the WGT field test…

Child Trends, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To help providers withstand the financial burden caused by the pandemic, Minnesota created the Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grant program (…

Bassok Daphna, Weisner Kennedy, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief details the unique challenges that home-based providers faced throughout the pandemic, summarizing the impact of COVID on their enrollment and finances. It uses data from a survey of family day home teachers fielded in Fall 2020 as…

Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study examines the prevalence of home-based child care providers who report serving at least one child whom they identify as having a disability. Although many families choose home-based child care, researchers know very little about how…

Hill Zoelene, Ekyalongo Yuko, Paschall Katherine W., Madill Rebecca, Halle Tamara, May 2021
Reports & Papers

This snapshot is the third in a series of reports that describe the demographic characteristics of the ECE workforce using the 2012 NSECE data. The first report provides a descriptive analysis of the professional characteristics and motivations…

Datta A. Rupa, Milesi Carolina, Srivastava Shivani, Zapata-Gietl Claudia, May 2021
Reports & Papers

This chartbook presents nationally representative estimates of all home-based care to children under age 13, using data from the 2012 and 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). Home-based providers discussed in the report…

Kang Augustine W., Gans Kim M., von Ash Tayla, Castagneri Danielle, Dionne Laura, Tovar Alison, Risica Patricia, May 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Obesity prevalence among Hispanic children is twice that of non-Hispanic white children; Hispanic children may also engage in less physical activity (PA) compared to non-Hispanic white children. A large number of U.S. preschool-aged children are…

Horrace William, Parmeter Christopher, April 15 2021
Reports & Papers

The goal of the 2021 Delaware Cost of Care Study was to collect survey data on the cost of child care in Delaware. The Delaware Division of Social Services planned to use the data to develop alternative ways to determine reimbursement rates for…

Tang Jing, Lewis Susan, Cutler Laura, Hallam Rena A., Collier Zachary K., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The past decade has seen a dramatic growth of non-standard work schedules in the workforce, leading to increasing demand for non-standard hour child care during evenings, nights, and weekends. Low-income families, less-educated parents, and…

Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., April 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study extends a previously identified and validated typology of home-based child care providers which used providers’ reports of their beliefs and practices related to caregiving to categorize providers rather than regulatory status. We use…

Doocy Sean, Kim Yoonjeon, Montoya Elena, Chavez Raul, April 2021
Reports & Papers

In spring and summer 2020, during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) reached out firsthand to directors of center-based programs and home-based family child care providers, via…

Adams Gina, Hernandez Fernando, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief provides an overview of some key opportunities, challenges, and needed action steps to expand participation of HBCC providers in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Based on expert interviews and a literature review, it first…

Adams Gina, Dwyer Kelly, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief provides an overview of opportunities, challenges, and steps to expand HBCC provider participation in CCDF subsidies. Based on expert interviews and a review of the literature, we first provide background on HBCC providers and CCDF to…

Home Grown, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
The impact of Home Grown’s Emergency Fund on HBCC was far-reaching. Home Grown’s grants, combined with matching private funds and public funding, provided direct support to 2625 HBCC providers who served more than 18,000 children. These funds…
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…