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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…

Doocy Sean, Kim Yoonjeon, Montoya Elena, Chavez Raul, April 2021
Reports & Papers

In spring and summer 2020, during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) reached out firsthand to directors of center-based programs and home-based family child care providers, via…

Home Grown, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
The impact of Home Grown’s Emergency Fund on HBCC was far-reaching. Home Grown’s grants, combined with matching private funds and public funding, provided direct support to 2625 HBCC providers who served more than 18,000 children. These funds…
Miller Kyra, Schulman Karen, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
To examine the critical role of FFN providers before, during, and after the pandemic, assess the supports they have received in offering care, and identify the additional supports they need to offer safe and supportive care for children while…
Garrity Sarah, Longstreth Sascha, Lazarevic Vanja, Black Felicia V., March 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Although family child care (FCC) programs have been increasingly targeted by quality improvement efforts such as Quality Improvement Rating Systems, research suggests that these efforts often fail to align QRIS supports with the unique needs and…

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…
United States. Office of Child Care, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) focuses on finding innovative solutions to improve working families’ access to affordable, high-quality child care. ACF also investigates how…
Weisenfeld GG, Frede Ellen, 2021
Reports & Papers

This report reviews the current integration of FCCs in publicly-funded pre-K. This is followed by a discussion of the potential opportunities and challenges derived from an analysis of current state policies and the FCC literature base.…

Ritchie Lorrene D., Keeton Victoria, Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Vitale Elyse Homel, Au Lauren, Alkon Abbey, January 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The study evaluated an educational intervention with family child care home (FCCH) providers to implement nutrition standards. A convenience sample of licensed California FCCH providers (n=30) attended a 2-hour, in-person group training in…

Manship Karen, Muenchow Susan, December 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief summarizes what is currently known about the status of California’s early learning and care facilities that are operated by family child care homes (FCCHs) and child care centers. Child care centers include a range of operational…

Home Grown, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
From May–August 2020 Home Grown gathered data via an online survey of FCC providers and FFN caregivers who received emergency funding. The data in this document reflects our preliminary analysis of data from 1247 providers and caregivers who took…
Home Grown, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
From May–August 2020 Home Grown gathered data via an online survey of licensed FCC providers who received emergency funding. The data in this document reflects our preliminary analysis of data from 758 FCC providers who took the survey. (author…
Quick Heather, White Lisa J., Brodziak de los Reyes Iliana, Bergey Rebecca, Carbuccia-Abbott Maryan, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
To understand the status of early learning programs—80% of which serve DLLs—as well as the ways they have adapted during the pandemic and the challenges they face, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Early Edge California conducted a…
Curacubby, California Quality Early Learning, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
CQEL and Curacubby surveyed 353 child care facilities across 13 states, who collectively serve 26,990 students. The median capacity for each facility is 60 students, 17 percent of whom are subsidized attendees. All survey responses were recorded in…