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Ackerman Debra J., July 2021
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The report is organized into five sections. Section 1 provides an overview of how child care quality is conceptualized, as well as the link between high-quality programmatic inputs and a provider’s operating costs. Section 2 explores research…

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…

Thornburg Kathy R., Yee Kaily, May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Recognizing the importance of these early years, the 23 states that received a renewal grant under the Preschool Development Grant Birth-5 (PDG-B5) initiative proposed a variety of efforts aimed at supporting the development of infants and…

Stoney Louise, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Before the pandemic, growth in child care centers strongly and swiftly out-paced home-based care. This has now shifted. A strong preference for small, home-based child care settings is emerging, and appears to be fairly consistent across the US.…

Barnett W. Steven, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In this “snapshot” we highlight some key facts and questions relating to infant toddler care in New Jersey based on several of the ITC’s initial projects. For example, New Jersey’s child care subsidy program serves just a small fraction of eligible…
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…
Garver Karin A., February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Paying for child care is challenging, and the quality enhancing measures recommended here increase the challenge. Although these increases are significant, they are what is necessary to move New Jersey’s infant and toddler care programs into the…
Zeng Songtian, Douglass Anne L., Lee Yujin, DelVecchio Becky, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
It is important to equip small child care providers with business and administrative operations skills so that they can avoid shut down and provide quality child care services in a sustainable manner. This study provides initial efficacy and…
Child Care State Capacity Building Center, January, 2021
Other
This section provides an overview of the training for trainers (TFT) series, which offers guidance in implementing relationship-based care in family child care homes and early care and education centers that serve infants, toddlers, and their…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Hallam Rena A., January, 2021
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This report identifies key data needed to inform policy making regarding child care for children under age 3 in New Jersey. As a first step, we set out the available basic facts on New Jersey's infant and toddler population, their child care…
Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Garrison Hallie, Early Diane Marie, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
LITTLE grants provide professional development support to enhance language learning and promote early literacy skills in high-quality infant and toddler classrooms in Georgia. This report provides a summary of some demographic characteristics of…
Talan Teri N., August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Early care and education programs are largely open for business during this time of COVID-19. Program leaders are currently responsible for meeting new health and safety requirements, often restricted to lower enrollments, incurring increased costs…
Kwon Kyong-Ah, Malek Adrien, Horm Diane M., Castle Sherri, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study aims to address the issues of teacher turnover and retention for infant-toddler teachers by exploring the reasons underlying teachers' intent to leave and stay, and the consequences of teacher turnover at multiple levels through…
Jessen-Howard Steven, Malik Rasheed, Falgout Mary Katherine (MK), August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Expanding on previous child care supply analysis, the Center for American Progress collected data on infant and toddler child care supply from 19 states and the District of Columbia. In total, the sample represents close to 40 percent of the U.S.…
Reid Jeanne L., Melvin Samantha A., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, 10 July, 2020
Reports & Papers
This study compares the characteristics of New York City’s EarlyLearn programs for infants and toddlers that are located in centers and family child care (FCC) settings with a focus on their experience of EarlyLearn quality-enhancement efforts in…