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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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Dev Dipti A., Garcia Aileen, Tovar Alison, Hatton-Bowers Holly, Franzen-Castle Lisa, Rida Zainab, Reddish Linda, Smith Jasmin A., Burger Christy, Dinkel Danae, Behrends Donnia, Hulse Emily, Sheridan Susan M., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To examine contextual factors that may influence child care providers' motivators for attending nutrition-related training and their preferences and barriers to attending professional development training. Design: Cross-sectional survey…
Arkansas. Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education, 01 January, 2020
Other
This resource lays out in detail the minimum licensing requirements for registered child care family homes in the state of Arkansas.
Hallam Rena A., Hooper Alison, Buell Martha J., Ziegler Melissa, Han Myae, Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As states develop and revise Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), more research attention is needed on the implementation of quality improvement strategies that effectively support family childcare programs. The aims of the current study…
Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study seeks to broaden the knowledge base of the diverse home-based child care provider work-force in the United States. Home-based child care is a crucial part of the child care landscape with approximately seven million children from birth…

Illinois Action for Children, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
As recently as 2011, 32,000 FFN providers participated in the child care subsidy program in Cook County at some point during the year. In FY2018, that number declined to 12,300. In this brief, we analyze a wealth of subsidy data on these providers,…
Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., Skrobot Christine, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This research uses focus group methodology to examine how a specific subset of family childcare providers-those participating in a voluntary quality rating and improvement system and serving a high percentage of children receiving childcare subsidy-…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Vaughn Amber, Tovar Alison, Ostbye Truls, Mazzucca Stephanie, Ward Dianne Stanton, 01 July, 2018
Reports & Papers
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Background: Developing healthy eating behaviors and food preferences in early childhood may help establish future healthy diets. Large numbers of children spend time in child care, but little research has assessed the nutritional quality of meals…
Tonyan Holli A., Paulsell Diane, Shivers Eva Marie, August, 2017
Other
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A special issue of the journal Early Education and Development, focusing on measurement approaches, support for, and research on home-based child care systems and providers (all subgroups)
Tonyan Holli A., Paulsell Diane, Shivers Eva Marie, August, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
An introduction to a special issue of the journal Early Education and Development, focusing on measurement approaches, support for, and research on home-based child care systems and providers (all subgroups)
Tonyan Holli A., August, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Drawing from cultural approaches to human development (Rogoff, 2003; Weisner, 2002, 2005) and cognition (Quinn & Holland, 1987), this article presents a working model and theory of change for quality in family child care by…
Jacobs Johnson Cleopatra, Thomas Jaime, Boller Kimberly, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
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Research Findings: Many young children spend crucial developmental years in informal, home-based child care (HBCC) settings, but parents and others share concerns about HBCC quality. We applied the ecomap method in a descriptive study of racially…

Tonyan Holli A., Nuttall J. G. (Jocelyn Grace), Torres Jeannette, Bridgewater Jessie, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
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Research Findings: This article reports on family child care providers' views about their engagement with professional development programs, including providers who were and were not participating in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems in Los…
Vega Alma, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Older adults comprise an increasing share of new legal admits to the United States. While many are financially dependent on their families, a more complete picture requires taking into account the nonmonetary contributions of this population. Using…
Palacios Natalia, Kibler Amanda, Baird Ashley Simpson, March/April 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We utilize a within-group framework to understand the association between childcare type and the language-use and vocabulary of second-generation Latino immigrant children. The sample was drawn from a study of a suburban/rural immigrant community to…
University of Texas at Austin. Child and Family Research Partnership, January, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services' (DFPS) minimum ratio standards for licensed child-care centers and facilities establish the maximum number of children allowed per caregiver in a child care setting based on children's ages.…