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Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief examines an underutilized policy of using contracts and grants to pay subsidized child care slots and argues that more states should seize the opportunity amid COVID-19 to stabilize child care programs’ financial outlook to ensure parent…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, Child Care State Capacity Building Center, National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development, National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, January, 2021
Other
This resource guide provides information and examples about strategies to promote social-emotional well-being of children for state, territory and tribal ECE system leaders.
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, Child Care State Capacity Building Center, National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development, National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, January, 2021
Other
The Resource Guide for Developing Integrated Strategies to Support the Social and Emotional Wellness of Children is part of the Office of Child Care (OCC) initiative to further integrate social-emotional support strategies into child care’s mixed-…
Ewen Danielle, Hogan Lauren, Johnson-Staub Christine, 27 January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
To address the current instability of the child care industry, it is critical that states spend these new funds as quickly as possible, in ways that are designed to ensure that providers have the supports they need to continue to operate, and that…
Smith Linda K., Morris Suzann, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As child care programs across the country are financially impacted by closures and reduced numbers of children due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, revisiting how states addressed rates with the CCDBG increase provides a road map for where…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Reports & Papers
Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is a county-level quality rating and improvement system that supports center-based and family child care providers serving children from birth to age five. The RAND Corporation conducted a developmental evaluation…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Executive Summary
Over the course of the evaluation, we addressed ten research questions organized under two broad headings: (1) the assessment process and tier ratings and (2) coaching (Table S.1). To address these research questions, the RAND study team engaged in…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Other
Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is a county-level quality rating and improvement system that supports center-based and family child care providers serving children from birth to age five. The RAND Corporation conducted a developmental evaluation…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, Child Care State Capacity Building Center, National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development, National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, January, 2021
Other
This document is an excerpt from the main resource guide that includes Sections 1-4: 1) Benefits of Integrating Strategies to Support the Social and Emotional Wellness of Children, Families, and Providers; 2) Implementation Considerations—Theory of…
Cunningham Brittany, Ravishankar Nandita, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this research brief is to provide a summary of available information on the known barriers to and solutions for implementing out-of-state background checks. This summary is intended to inform OCC, states, and TA providers on the type…
Hoskins Lynn, Solheim Mary, Antonsen Kim, Messenger Debra, Reinfeld Rachel, Johnson Zach, Hassan Suad, Zackery Kiarra, Ragatz Kirsten, Johnson Rachel, Swenson Karin, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
This paper is the result of 18 months of conversation, exploration, relationship-building, research, and circle time together with a team comprised of members of both Education Minnesota and Kids Count On Us, and five staff members from the two…
Hoskins Lynn, Solheim Mary, Antonsen Kim, Messenger Debra, Reinfeld Rachel, Johnson Zach, Hassan Suad, Zackery Kiarra, Ragatz Kirsten, Johnson Rachel, Swenson Karin, January, 2021
Executive Summary
This paper reflects the work of a partnership between ISAIAH’s Kids Count On Us coalition and Education Minnesota’s Educator Innovation Policy Center, or EPIC. Clearly Minnesota needs a dramatic overhaul of the early care and education system. We…
Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented, urgent challenges for the child care and early education workforce. Though the workforce has always been fragile, new stressors presented over the past year have highlighted fundamental structural…
McLean Caitlin, Austin Lea J. E., Whitebook Marcy, Olson Krista L., 2021
Other
Since 2016, the biennial Early Childhood Workforce Index has tracked the status of the early care and education workforce and related state policies in order to identify promising practices for improving early educator jobs and changes over time.…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
Our audit covered 1,721 licensed child day centers and family day homes that received CCDF funding during State fiscal year 2018. We used geographic area, total capacity, and total CCDF funding received to select 15 child day center providers and 15…