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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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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…

Morris Suzann, Smith Linda K., May 2021
Reports & Papers

Little research exists on the role faith-based child care plays for many families in the United States. As COVID-19 impacted child care’s already fragile system, lessons learned from the faith-based community are a valuable asset to understand…

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…
Lazarin Melissa, Park Maki, 2021
Other

This report examines the extent to which federal agencies, states, and localities have procedures or guidance in place to identify DLLs in early childhood programs. It begins by providing an overview of the significance of accurately identifying…

McLean Caitlin, Austin Lea J. E., Whitebook Marcy, Olson Krista L., 2021
Other
Since 2016, the biennial Early Childhood Workforce Index has tracked the status of the early care and education workforce and related state policies in order to identify promising practices for improving early educator jobs and changes over time.…
Sonnier-Netto Libbie, Cope Heather, Oakey-Frost RuthAnne, Lewis Rhea, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
To learn more about how Louisiana families with children under the age of 5 have been impacted by, and managed during, the COVID-19 pandemic, LPIC, with partners, conducted a survey of Louisiana parents and guardians in the fall of 2020. Partners…
Child Care Services Association. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Center, November 2020
Other

This annual report describes the FY20 results of the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood program, a national strategy to increase college education and workforce supports for low-income women working in early childhood settings, and Child Care WAGE$, a…

Lieberman Abbie, Bornfreund Laura, Franchino Elise, McCann Clare, Palmer Iris, 01 October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Last fall, with support from the Alliance for Early Success, New America convened the Supporting Early Educator Degree Attainment working group to delve into the barriers IHEs face to serving and preparing early educators and to explore…
South Carolina Early Childhood Advisory Council, United Way Association of South Carolina, South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness (Program), August, 2020
Reports & Papers
The South Carolina Early Childhood Advisory Council, the United Way Association of South Carolina, and South Carolina First Steps, with the support of the Alliance for Early Success, went directly to parents and caregivers of young children to…
South Carolina Early Childhood Advisory Council, United Way Association of South Carolina, South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness (Program), August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A state of emergency was issued for South Carolina on March 13, 2020. From July 10 to August 9, 2020, we collected 2,431 survey responses from parents and caregivers of young children in 45 of 46 counties. (author abstract)
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…
Weisenfeld GG, July, 2020
Other

This paper presents a scan of the 51 state education reopening plans and the degree to which pre-K guidance was included. This is followed by guidance some states may consider as they look at revising their plans that are inclusive of pre-K. This…

Kids Forward, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report takes an initial look at the landscape of early childhood education in Wisconsin through a racial and ethnic equity lens. It creates a data baseline using 2016 as a starting place for understanding the present context. Our hope is that…