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Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Justice Laura M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Purtell Kelly M., Logan Jessica A. R., November 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: The amount of time and type of program that children experience in early childhood settings may be associated with children’s kindergarten-entry skills, or kindergarten readiness. Taking a person-centered perspective, in the…

Chen Yiyu, Ferreira van Leer Kevin, Guzman Lina, October 12 2021
Reports & Papers

Our analysis indicates that Latino and Black households often reported leaving or losing a job, cutting work hours, and supervising children while working in response to COVID-related child care disruptions. Although White households reported…

Soltero-Gonzalez Lucinda, Gillanders Cristina, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted families from low-income backgrounds. The shift to remote learning has required parents with preschool-age children to adapt to new ways of collaborating with teachers. Given the longstanding inequities…

Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, September 2021
Reports & Papers

In July 2021, GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students commissioned a statewide survey of 400 Georgia parents with children ages 0-4 that focused on a range of topics including childcare arrangements and satisfaction levels,…

Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Li Zijia, September 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The Covid-19 pandemic upended the nation’s child care system and New Jersey is no exception. Over the last year, the Infant and Toddler Policy Research Center at the National Institute for Early Education Research (ITC@NIEER) conducted three…

Waxman Elaine, Gupta Poonam, September 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In December 2020, we surveyed adults living with children younger than age 6 to understand how they were faring nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic. (author abstract)

Agard Becky, Zeng Nan, McCloskey Morgan, Johnson Susan L., Bellows Laura, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Establishing physical activity (PA) and motor behaviors in early childhood are important for developing healthy activity behaviors. Parents play a central role in shaping young children’s PA and fundamental motor skills (FMS). This…

Nores Milagros, Harmeyer Erin, September 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief reports on the responses of district leaders in one state that offers state-funded preschool (New Jersey) on how they supported preschool learning at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools in New Jersey were closed to in-person…

Child Trends, September 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This infographic presents findings on the percentage of children who remained with the same provider as before the pandemic (for young children) and from Summer 2020 to the 2020-2021 school year (for school-age children), and on parents’ reported…

Huz Ilana, Banghart Patti, Padilla Christina M., Halle Tamara, Madill Rebecca, September 2021
Reports & Papers

This research brief provides a summary of findings from a survey of parents in Maryland conducted in the fall of 2020 to examine child care needs, access, continuity, and costs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children during…

Huz Ilana, Banghart Patti, Padilla Christina M., Halle Tamara, Madill Rebecca, September 2021
Other

Appendices in this document include Appendix A: About the Maryland COVID-19 Parent Survey: Survey Recruitment, Data Collection, and Analytic Strategy; and Appendix B: Sample Size and Demographics Tables.

Adams Gina, Pratt Eleanor, September 2021
Other

This is a description of the parent experience of getting and keeping a child care subsidy. It is also a discussion of the role of child care subsidy policy in addressing racial inequalities among families with young children. Each section…

Adams Gina, Pratt Eleanor, September 2021
Executive Summary

This is a summary of a description of the parent experience of getting and keeping a child care subsidy, including the types of care available to parents eligible for subsidies. It is also a discussion of the role of child care subsidy policy in…

Walker Allison, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, Hoard Laura R., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet/infographic focuses on issues that concern making contact with and providing services to enrolled families during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on results from a survey of Region XI Head Start program directors in which data was…

Gomez Alejandra Londono, Hardy Alycia, August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet provides state-by-state child care co-payment scenarios, state median income for a four-person household, and annual co-payments by income level.