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Doocy Sean, Kim Yoonjeon, Montoya Elena, Chavez Raul, April 2021
Reports & Papers

In spring and summer 2020, during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) reached out firsthand to directors of center-based programs and home-based family child care providers, via…

Miller Kyra, Schulman Karen, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
To examine the critical role of FFN providers before, during, and after the pandemic, assess the supports they have received in offering care, and identify the additional supports they need to offer safe and supportive care for children while…
Ritchie Lorrene D., Keeton Victoria, Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Vitale Elyse Homel, Au Lauren, Alkon Abbey, January 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The study evaluated an educational intervention with family child care home (FCCH) providers to implement nutrition standards. A convenience sample of licensed California FCCH providers (n=30) attended a 2-hour, in-person group training in…

Doocy Sean, Kim Yoonjeon, Montoya Elena, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted an unprecedented crisis in California child care. In May 2020, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) released results from a survey of more than 2,000 child care programs throughout California,…
University of California, Berkeley. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is a study of child care sites in California to determine fiscal, staffing, and administrative challenges, as well as the need for clearer regulatory guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Authors used the snowball method and a…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., June, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
HBCC generates $9 billion in revenue nationwide annually, as well as spillover economic activity in other sectors. However, HBCC also faces several challenges, and the number of family child care providers has plummeted 20 percent in recent years,…
National Women's Law Center, March, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As public experts advise against large group convenings and child care centers and schools across the country are closing, home-based child care is positioned as the primary care arrangement for the essential workforce during this public health…
Zero to Three (Organization), 2019
Executive Summary
Grandparents fill a major gap in child care in this country, care that is otherwise unavailable or unaffordable to many. Grandparents in the U.S. care for 1 out of 4 children under the age of five. As such, they are a major influence on young lives…
Austin Lea J. E., Edwards Bethany, Whitebook Marcy, October, 2018
Reports & Papers

This brief directs stakeholders to three more recent, though not comprehensive, sources of information about the California early childhood workforce: 1) local workforce data sources from three counties; 2) annual federal data collected by the U.…

Schulman Karen, Crawford Daria, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report was based on semi-structured interviews with state child care advocates and/or administrators in five states: Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, and Oregon. These states were selected because they had diversity in size and region of the…
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, Engage R+D, May, 2018
Reports & Papers
With funding from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network (the Network), in partnership with Engage R+D, assessed the impact of a California pilot of the Kaleidoscope Play & Learn model…
Matthews Hannah, Ullrich Rebecca, Cervantes Wendy, March, 2018
Other
In this paper, we first summarize a subset of key findings identified in the main project report about the experiences of immigrant families. We then further detail the experiences of early care and education providers working with immigrant…
Matthews Hannah, Ullrich Rebecca, Cervantes Wendy, March, 2018
Executive Summary
CLASP conducted the first ever multi-state study of the effects of the current immigration climate on young children under age 8. In 2017, CLASP interviewed early care and education providers, community-based social service providers, and immigrant…
Jacobs Johnson Cleopatra, Thomas Jaime, Boller Kimberly, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

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…

Kinsner Kathy, Parlakian Rebecca, MacLaughlin Sarah, 2017
Literature Review
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly one quarter of children under 5 years old are in the care of their grandparents for some period of time every week while mothers work (2013). The Grandparents Who Care project explores the benefits and…