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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
Other
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…
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…
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…

Ackerman Debra J., July 2021
Other

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…

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…
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…
Reid Jeanne L., Melvin Samantha A., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, 10 July, 2020
Executive Summary
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…
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.…
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…
Schumacher Rachel, Bernhard Kristin, Wallen Margery, Reidt-Parker Judy, Kohler Caroline, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
How has the implementation of the Partnerships informed state goals and policies to secure access to high-quality infant and toddler care for low-income families? To learn more, the Ounce of Prevention Fund (the Ounce) conducted interviews with a…
Ounce of Prevention Fund (Chicago, Ill.), January, 2020
Executive Summary
In the five years since Congress' noteworthy changes, how has the implementation of Partnerships informed state goals and policies to improve access to high-quality infant and toddler care for low-income families? Additionally, how have policies and…