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Child Trends, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To help providers withstand the financial burden caused by the pandemic, Minnesota created the Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grant program (…

Child Trends, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To help providers withstand the financial burden caused by the pandemic, Minnesota created the Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grant program (…

Hill Zoelene, Ekyalongo Yuko, Paschall Katherine W., Madill Rebecca, Halle Tamara, May 2021
Reports & Papers

This snapshot is the third in a series of reports that describe the demographic characteristics of the ECE workforce using the 2012 NSECE data. The first report provides a descriptive analysis of the professional characteristics and motivations…

Datta A. Rupa, Milesi Carolina, Srivastava Shivani, Zapata-Gietl Claudia, May 2021
Reports & Papers

This chartbook presents nationally representative estimates of all home-based care to children under age 13, using data from the 2012 and 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). Home-based providers discussed in the report…

Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., April 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study extends a previously identified and validated typology of home-based child care providers which used providers’ reports of their beliefs and practices related to caregiving to categorize providers rather than regulatory status. We use…

Kirby Gretchen, Douglass Anne L., Lyskawa Julia, Jones Christopher, Malone Lizabeth M., March, 2021
Literature Review
The purpose of this literature review is to understand what is known about what leadership looks like within center-based ECE settings and how it functions to improve center quality and, in turn, children’s experiences and outcomes. We look to the…
Han Myae, Buell Martha J., Hallam Rena A., Hooper Alison, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The quality of early care and education affects a wide range of children’s experiences and developmental outcomes. Family Child Care (FCC) is no exception, and attention to increasing the quality of Family Child Care is needed. The purpose of the…

Paschall Katherine W., Madill Rebecca, Halle Tamara, December 2020
Reports & Papers

This report presents a national portrait of center-based and home-based ECE teachers and caregivers from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). It describes the professional characteristics and motivations of teachers and…

Madill Rebecca, Gebhart Tracy, Halle Tamara, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Paying for child care can place a burden on households, especially those with low incomes. Currently, there is a dearth of knowledge regarding whether households obtain higher-quality child care when they pay higher prices for that care. To that end…
Madill Rebecca, Gebhart Tracy, Halle Tamara, November, 2020
Executive Summary
This report uses an integrated set of nationally representative surveys of center-based ECE providers and center-based ECE workforce members—the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE)—to identify the relationship between the…
Warner-Richter Mallory, Paschall Katherine W., Tout Kathryn, Lowe Claire, September, 2020
Reports & Papers

This report describes the factors associated with participation in PD and highlights the individual-, program-, and system-level factors that may act as barriers to participating in specific PD activities (i.e., workshops, coaching, and college…

Lyskawa Julia, Kirby Gretchen, Caronongan Pia, Kelly Annalee, Burwick Andrew, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ) project, funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, recruited and collected data…
Paredes Elena, Hernandez Edgar, Herrera Alice, Tonyan Holli A., Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Latinx children under five years of age are more likely to experience home-based than center-based care (Crosby, Mendez, Guzman, & Lopez, 2016). A large and growing literature documents familismo (i.e., familism) and compadrazgo (literally, co-…
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…

Datta A. Rupa, Borton Joshua, May, 2020
Reports & Papers

In the U.S. in 2012, public funding of early care and education (ECE) could come from a variety of programs and levels of government (federal, state, local). This snapshot uses household reports to estimate percentages of children younger than 60…