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Tracey Sarah, Smith Linda K., Rosen Sophie, April 2021
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The Bipartisan Policy Center recognizes the value of high-quality child care environments on children’s development. To help states move forward in defining high-quality child care facilities, BPC has developed model improvement standards for…

Sawicki Erin, Barker Dianne C., Gutman Marjorie A., Caughlan Ian, Yochelson Marissa, Grob George, May/June 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Context: In recent years, several states have adopted new regulations concerning nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in early care and education (ECE) settings to help prevent childhood obesity. Objective: To disseminate a menu of factors…
Otten Jennifer J., Bradford Victoria A., Stover Bert, Hill Heather D., Osborne Cynthia, Getts Katherine, Seixas Noah, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Little is known about the health of the 2.2 million early care and education (ECE) workers responsible for the care, well-being, and success of the approximately ten million children younger than age six enrolled in ECE, or the extent to which…

Morrissey Taryn, April, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
While ECE programs are not necessarily designed to improve child health, a growing body of research indicates that they may lead to short- and long-term improvements in health-related outcomes. This brief highlights such outcomes of ECE. It focuses…
Copeland Kristen A., Khoury Jane C., Kalkwarf Heidi J., April, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Introduction: Despite children spending long hours in child care centers, it is unknown what center characteristics are associated with children's moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) at the center and over the 24-hour day. Methods: Mixed…
Copeland Kristen A., Sherman Susan N., Kendeigh Cassandra A., Kalkwarf Heidi J., Saelens Brian E., February, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An identification of potential barriers to children's physical activity in child care centers, based on data from 9 focus groups with 49 child care providers in 34 centers in Cincinnatti, Ohio
Copeland Kristen A., Sherman Susan N., Khoury Jane C., Foster Karla E., Saelens Brian E., Kalkwarf Heidi J., May, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of relationships among weather-related outdoor play policies, available facilities for physical activity, and demographic characteristics of child care center populations, based on surveys of 162 centers from a single county in Ohio
Taveras Elsie M., LaPelle Nancy, Gupta Ruchi S., Finkelstein Jonathan A., November-December 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of best practice methods for promoting health practices in low income child care settings through six focus groups of parents with children attending child care centers and family child care homes and directors of child care centers…
Capizzano Jeffrey, Adams Gina, 2004
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A brief comparing the child care arrangements of children under five from high- and low-income families.