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Schilder Diane, Willenborg Peter, Lou Cary, Knowles Sarah, Thomas Kate, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. There are snapshots for 50 states, District of Columbia, and a separate national snapshot. Each snapshot provides the following: the number and share of children under age 6…

California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
The 2020, COVID-19 pandemic has invariably disrupted the lives of many families in California. This survey sought to understand how this disruption has impacted parents' child care arrangements, plans, and preferences. An online survey in English…
Carpenter Kim, Jyotishi Manya, Rao Chandrika, Salcedo Javier, Norton Jamie, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Applied Survey Research (ASR) administered the online COVID-19 Impact Survey to 412 respondents in English (81%) and in Spanish (19%) from June 15, 2020 to July 22, 2020. ASR invited two different sets of parents to complete the survey: 1) parents…
Molina Abigail Palmer, Palinkas Lawrence A., Monro William, Mennen Ferol E., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although providing depression treatment for Head Start mothers may improve child wellbeing, interventions have not been widely used for this purpose. This failure may be due to the characteristics of clients, interventions, or the systems of care in…
Molina Abigail Palmer, Palinkas Lawrence A., Monro William, Mennen Ferol E., April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Maternal depression poses a threat to the well-being of poor minority mothers and their young children, but significant disparities remain in the access and utilization of treatment among this population in the United States. Providing group…
Navarro-Cruz Giselle, Luschei Thomas, January-March 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study looked at the factors Latina mothers want to see in their children's preschool centers, in order to provide a more holistic approach for defining high-quality preschools. A qualitative study was conducted in which 40 Latina mothers from a…
Hill Zoelene, Gennetian Lisa A., Mendez Julia L., Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) serves dual goals of promoting low-income parents' employment, education, and training, and supporting parents' use of high quality child care and education. While changes in CCDF policies have aimed to…
Schonberg Christina, Goodale Brianna M., Doerfel Mariel K., April, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to use structural equation modeling (SEM) to identify predictors of preschool enrollment among 3- and 4-year-olds in families of Hispanic WIC participants in Los Angeles County (N=1349). Potential predictors included…
Gennetian Lisa A., Mendez Julia L., Hill Zoelene, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
The findings in this brief suggest that policymakers' review of certain policies and administrative practices for CCDF (and related social services) might uncover factors that (perhaps inadvertently) create barriers for eligible Hispanic families'…
Salinas Maria, Perez-Granados Deanne R., Feldman Heidi M., Huffman Lynne C., March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Data from a sample (n = 145) of low-income Mexican-American mothers and their toddlers (9-26 months) were used to explore the prevalence of high-frequency book-sharing ([greater than or equal to] 3 days/week) and its association with maternal…
Mattingly Marybeth J., Schaefer Andrew, Carson Jessica A., Fall 2016
Reports & Papers
Access to quality, affordable child care is critical for American working families, and it is a major focus of efforts to bring about more family-friendly workplaces. In this brief, we analyze families' child care expenses and identify, among…
Dow Dawn Marie, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Existing research assumes that hegemonic mothering ideologies influence U.S. mothers' work and family decisions. These ideologies assume that childrearing is a mother's duty, that mothering occurs within a self-sufficient nuclear family, and that…
Hanson Devlin, Adams Gina, Koball Heather, January, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report describes the unique preschool participation patterns and demographic characteristics of low-income families in Silicon Valley. It is one of two studies conducted by the Urban Institute to examine participation in higher-quality early…
Lyon Kate, Geary Erin, Sparr Mariel, Buckless Brandie, Salvador Melina, Morales Julie, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
The following explains the purpose of this report: 1. Describe the Tribal Home Visiting Program, grantees, and family and community contexts that influence implementation of the program 2. Highlight the expanded reach and availability of home…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
In December of 2007, OHS turned to the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS), a relevant Federal resource that collects data annually on farmworker populations, to explore regional population demographics for MSHS-eligible families. In…