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Workman Simon, June 2021
Reports & Papers

In 2018, the Center for American Progress developed an interactive cost estimation tool to illustrate the economics of child care, estimate the true cost of child care in each state, and better understand why high-quality child care is out of…

thread, January 13 2021
Reports & Papers

Recognizing that more support may be needed, thread conducted a second survey of 260 licensed child care and after-school/school-age programs in November 2020, to assess current and future needs. The results show a system still in crisis,…

Gilliam Walter S., Malik Amyn A., Shafiq Mehr, Klotz Madeline, Reyes Chin R., Humphries John Eric, Murray Thomas, Elharake Jad A., Wilkinson David, Omer Saad B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective Central to the debate over school and child care reopening is whether children are efficient COVID-19 transmitters and likely to increase community spread when programs reopen. We compared COVID-19 outcomes in child care providers who…

Kane Maggie C., Harris Phoebe, Jordan Dorothy, Lloyd Chrishana M., Testa Mary Beth Salomone, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The document provides an overview of policies related to state definitions and regulations, licensing and subsidy, external systems, quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), and funding. We also highlight changes to policies related to HBCC…
thread, October 2020
Reports & Papers

To understand needs for PPE among childcare programs, the project partnered with thread to conduct a PPE survey. thread works to increase access to affordable, high-quality early care and education for Alaska’s children by providing direct…

Procare Solutions, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is an analysis of child care attendance and market changes, only among centers using Procare Solutions software products, during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic across the United States. Data were collected by the software and anonymized…
thread, 14 August, 2020
Reports & Papers
In June 2020, thread conducted a phone survey with 304 licensed child care programs across the state to learn more about these challenges and what is needed to ensure the system survives. (Alaska has more than 500 licensed/regulated child care…
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 13 July, 2020
Reports & Papers
This online survey, created and conducted by NAEYC using SurveyMonkey, represents the responses of a non-randomized sample of 5,344 individuals working in center or home-based child care programs who completed the survey between June 19 and June 30…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Grossman Elyse R., 22 April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recently, there has been a substantial increase in public support for policies requiring safer storage of firearms. Child access prevention (CAP) laws are 1 example, because they may reduce firearm-related injuries. Many US states have CAP laws that…
Piazza Peter, Frankenberg Erica, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
In the midst of this social and demographic upheaval, Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) presents data illustrating the current segregation of preschool children. After reviewing updated data on segregation trends, we outline…
Paez Paola, Alcorn Michelle, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Regulations for childcare facilities vary greatly in terms of licenses, services provided, times of operation, and type of care offered. Food safety regulations are determined by each state and they can differ depending on the type of childcare…
Alaska. Child Care Program Office, thread, 2019
Reports & Papers
In April 2019, the State of Alaska, Child Care Program Office (CCPO), in partnership with thread, Alaska's statewide Child Care Resource and Referral Network, conducted a survey on licensed center care for infants and toddlers in Alaska. This survey…
Alaska. Child Care Program Office, thread, Southeast Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children, 2019
Reports & Papers
In February 2019, the State of Alaska, Child Care Program Office (CCPO), in partnership with thread, Alaska's statewide Child Care Resource and Referral Network, and Association for the Education of Young Children-Southeast Alaska (AEYC-SEA)…
Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Grossman Elyse R., Frost Natasha, Babcock Carly, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, April, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Introduction Excessive screen media use has been associated with a number of negative health outcomes in young children, including increased risk for obesity and comparatively lagging cognitive development. The purpose of this study was to assess…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Grossman Elyse R., Davis Melanie L., Neelon Brian H., Looby Anna Ayers, Frost Natasha, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

OBJECTIVES: Early care and education (ECE) settings have become primary targets for policy change in recent years. In our 2008 study, we assessed state and regional variation in infant feeding regulations for ECE and compared them to national…