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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…

Chung Phillip, Davis Nathan, Roberts Amy M., Franko Meg, Yost Molly, Woolridge Amy, April 2021
Executive Summary

Despite the ubiquity and importance of FFN care, there is limited data on the characteristics of Colorado’s FFN providers, their needs, and experiences, and most acutely, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision of FFN care. Thus,…

Chung Phillip, Davis Nathan, Roberts Amy M., Franko Meg, Yost Molly, Woolridge Amy, April 2021
Reports & Papers

Despite the ubiquity and importance of FFN care, there is limited data on the characteristics of Colorado’s FFN providers, their needs, and experiences, and most acutely, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision of FFN care. Thus,…

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.…

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…
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…
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…
Sawicki Erin, Barker Dianne C., Gutman Marjorie A., Caughlan Ian, Yochelson Marissa, Grob George, May/June 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Context: In recent years, several states have adopted new regulations concerning nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in early care and education (ECE) settings to help prevent childhood obesity. Objective: To disseminate a menu of factors…
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…
Le Lan T., Lavin Kelly, Aquino Ana Katrina, Shivers Eva Marie, Perry Deborah F., Horen Neal, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
With few systemic efforts to improve and enhance FFN child care, this study aimed to understand the potential role that IECMHC, as an effective, prevention-based service, could play to meet the needs of FFN providers, children and their families.…
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…

Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Grossman Elyse R., Frost Natasha, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Most women in the US are not meeting the recommendation of exclusively breastfeeding their infants for the first 6 months of life. The child care environment can be especially influential in a mother's ability to continue breastfeeding after…
Malik Rasheed, Hamm Katie, Adamu Maryam, Morrissey Taryn, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
For this report, the authors collected data on the locations and capacities of all licensed child care centers in eight states. This subset of states results from the fact that while data was requested from most states, many agencies did not respond…
Durden Tonia, Mincemoyer Claudia, Crandall Leslie, Alviz Kit, Garcia Aileen, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
High-quality family childcare (FCC) can positively influence all areas of a child's growth and development. Thus, it is important to invest in efforts to increase quality, including providing professional development to enhance the skills of those…