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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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Gebhart Tracy, Warner-Richter Mallory, Boddicker-Young Porsche, Hooper Alison, Halle Tamara, Hallam Rena A., 2020
Reports & Papers
This Snapshot uses data from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to examine caregiving arrangements for young children with special needs to better understand where these children receive early care and education (ECE)…
Sullivan Amanda L., Thayer Andrew J., Farnsworth Elyse M., Susman-Stillman Amy R., Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children with special needs are now a population of special interest under federal child care policy. Findings on the effects of child care subsidy for the general population are mixed, but no studies have considered the effects for children with or…
Riser Danielle, Hallam Rena A., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Child care provides an essential service to many families by allowing parents to participate in the workforce and helping their children develop in a nurturing environment. However, families who have young children with disabilities have…

Hebbeler Kathleen, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

SRI International and the California Department of Education are conducting a mixed-methods study of the inclusion of children with disabilities under age 5 in subsidized child care in California. The four project objectives are to (1) describe…

Lawrence Sharmila, Smith Sheila, Banerjee Rashida, April, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A recent policy statement issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Education (DOE) on early childhood inclusion presents extensive recommendations for state and local actions that could improve young…
Weglarz-Ward Jenna M., 2016
Reports & Papers
Researchers indicate that both child care and IDEA Part C early intervention (EI) providers struggle to understand how to best serve young children with disabilities and their families. The goal of this study was to examine the experiences of child…
Weglarz-Ward Jenna M., Santos Rosa Milagros, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this project is to begin to understand the needs of infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in child care settings. As the number of infants in child care rapidly increases as does the number of children in need of…
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, November, 2014
Bibliographies
Research Connections conducted a comprehensive search of its collection for resources focused on using ongoing assessment to guide individualized supports for children's learning in early childhood education programs serving children 0 to 6 years.…
Barton Lauren R., Spiker Donna, Williamson Cyndi, Q4 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An identification of Head Start children meeting three different criteria for having a disability or developmental delay, an identification of three additional categories based on alternative criteria, an examination of the children's early literacy…
Montes Guillermo, Halterman Jill Suzanne, January-February 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of self-reported changes in parental employment arrangements resulting from problems securing child care for children with chronic illness and/or behavior problems, based on a nationally-representative survey of 1431 households
Chaudry Ajay, 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project explores the ways in which low-income, vulnerable families choose child care. The goal is to identify the family characteristics and contextual factors that expand or limit child care choices. The three-year project takes place in…
Montes Guillermo, 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The goal of this study is to examine associations between childhood behavior problems and the stability of child care and employment among working families. Particular attention is paid to autism and childhood behavior problems that may go…