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Hill Zoelene, Bali Diksha, Gebhart Tracy, Halle Tamara, April, 2021
Reports & Papers
Using data from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) Household Survey, this snapshot examines the questions: - Why did parents with young children search for a care provider? - What percentage of parents found a new care…
Tang Jing, Hallam Rena A., Sawyer-Morris Ginnie, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: Parents make child care decisions based on their existing perceptions of early care and education (ECE) arrangements. Through secondary analysis of the National Survey of Early Care and Education data on parents of preschooler…

Ferreira van Leer Kevin, Crosby Danielle A., Mendez Julia L., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
In this brief, we estimate the prevalence of care-work disruptions and their consequences for parents’ work in low-income households (defined as incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold), examining how both the prevalence and…
Borowsky Jonathan, July 2020
Reports & Papers

This dissertation includes the following three studies that used Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program administrative data, licensing administrative data, and QRIS administrative data: "Who Benefits From Child Care Quality Ratings," which…

Hill Zoelene, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines how Black and Hispanic parents' report of intergroup relations measured through group identity, linked fate, competition, and conflict are related to their utilization of Head Start services in a region that experienced Hispanic…
Schilder Diane, 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Our study will produce policy-relevant information for the Office of Child Care and state child care administrators that describes parents’ preferences and use of NTH care and the factors that affect preferences and use. The NTH Study will also…

Nicholson Juliann, Ha Yoonsook, 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This dissertation study draws from attachment theory and the risk and resilience model to conceptualize the potential benefits of stable, quality child care for children exposed to IPV. It also utilizes the social ecological framework and social…

Miranda Brenda, Gebhart Tracy, Madill Rebecca, Halle Tamara, 2020
Reports & Papers
This Snapshot uses data from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) household survey to elucidate the types of nonparental care that lower-income households with at least one working parent are using, either solely or in…
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)…
Lane Abby, August 2019
Reports & Papers

As the nature of work in the United States has shifted toward an economy that demands work outside of traditional hours, it is increasingly important to understand the implications of nonstandard work schedules for work-family balance. This…

Tang Jing, Hallam Rena A., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The proposed project is a mixed methods study that seeks to increase the understanding of the search strategies that parents use to make early care and education (ECE) decisions. Most children under age 5 receive non-parental child care on a regular…
Borowsky Jonathan, Davis Elizabeth E., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This project addresses three major research questions, each focused on families receiving child care subsidies: First, what is the effect of Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) ratings on choice of provider? Second, what is the effect of…

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…

Lin Ying-Chun, 2019
Reports & Papers

Children with at least one immigrant parent are one of the fastest growing child populations in the U.S. and they will become an essential part of the future workforce. However, children of immigrants are more likely to fall behind their peers of…

Pilarz Alejandra Ros, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite strong evidence that stable, high-quality child care promotes young children's development, low-income children are less likely to participate in formal and high-quality care than higher-income children and may be more likely to experience…