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Connors-Tadros Lori, Grafwallner Rolf, Sorge Mandy, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

State early childhood administrators are planning to strategically invest the federal appropriations in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) to address disruptions in children’s care and learning due to the pandemic. State leaders must consider how…

Cope Heather, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
In January of 2021, MFN followed up with the same child care providers to find out how they are faring now and received a total response rate of 28 percent. The current survey data indicates that 79 percent say they have experienced a financial loss…
Sonnier-Netto Libbie, Cope Heather, Oakey-Frost RuthAnne, Lewis Rhea, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report details the findings of the fourth survey of child care providers, conducted January 13 - 27, 2021, while Louisiana remained in Phase Two of reopening. In Phase Two, ratios and group sizes for early care and education providers returned…
Weisenfeld GG, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief is intended to provide information and guidance for advocates and other stakeholder, especially those new to this issue, as they seek to increase investments in high quality preschool in their states. We begin by providing an overview of…
Sonnier-Netto Libbie, Cope Heather, Oakey-Frost RuthAnne, Lewis Rhea, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
The third survey was conducted June 15 - 22, 2020. At this time, under Phase Two of reopening, ratios and group sizes for early care and education providers returned to pre-pandemic levels for children ages 2 and under. Teacher-to-child ratios and…
Connors-Tadros Lori, Weisenfeld GG, February, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In order to expand high quality public preschool, a 3-step approach to ensuring adequate funding is needed. First, design a program to meet a state's goals and then determine the cost of that program. Second, designate how the resources to pay for…
Mitchell Anne (Anne W.), Stoney Louise, September, 2019
A well-trained and qualified early care and education (ECE) workforce is essential to produce desired results: children eager to learn, happy, healthy, and well-prepared to succeed in school and life. Attracting and retaining such a workforce is a…
Bronfin Melanie, Allen Olivia, Cope Heather, January, 2019
This paper will highlight models of public, dedicated funding for early childhood to show the variety of creative financing mechanisms that states and localities have used to protect investments in early childhood from reallocation or reduction. The…
National Women's Law Center, January, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet describes how each state is using or intends to use increased Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds to help more families access high-quality child care.
Johnson-Staub Christine, Sethi Shiva, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
CLASP has worked directly on implementation of the child care reauthorization with advocates and/or agencies in more than 40 states since January 2015. This report draws on our work and the lessons of others to capture the experience of states in…
Katz Anne, Loewenberg Aaron, January, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In February 2018, we released a paper synthesizing our findings and elevating issues that need to be addressed to ensure that all pre-K teachers have the core knowledge and competencies needed to effectively teach three- and four-year-olds. This…
Child Trends, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, January, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief examines the state of infant and toddler care in Georgia, with particular focus on infant/toddler mental health, and provides recommendations in the areas of access, affordability, and quality.
Thomason Sarah, Austin Lea J. E., Bernhardt Annette, Dresser Laura, Jacobs Ken, Whitebook Marcy, May, 2018
Nowhere are the distinct dynamics more pronounced and challenging than for those employed in human services industries. This paper focuses on an important subset of these workers: those who provide homecare and early care and education services to…
Allen LaRue, Glazer Kathy, Karoly Lynn A., 22 February, 2018
This webinar presents findings from a report that studied ways in which to fund early care and education that is accessible, affordable for families, and of high quality. Particular focus is placed on a workforce that is well qualified and supported…
Committee on Financing Early Care and Education with a Highly Qualified Workforce, 22 February, 2018
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that presents findings from a report that studied ways in which to fund early care and education that is accessible, affordable for families, and of high quality. Particular focus is placed on a…