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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…

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…
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…
Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Survey Research and Evaluation Unit, 27 October, 2020
Reports & Papers
As part of the PDG B-5’s work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) collaborated with the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government (Institute of Government) to gather input from…
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…
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…
Perreault Joseph, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
When schools reopen in the fall, what are the implications for Family Child Care (FCC)? In an ordinary year, it means school age children who attended full time return to school and the provider looks for younger children to fill those spots. In…
Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Early Diane Marie, Seok Deborah, June, 2020
Reports & Papers
In this brief, we address the following research questions in center-based child care classrooms for preschoolers and toddlers. - Research Question 1 (RQ1): How are various aspects of the work climate (e.g., wages, benefits, teacher stress, teacher…
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…
Lloyd Chrishana M., Kane Maggie C., Seok Deborah, Vega Claudia, September, 2019
Reports & Papers
To ensure that HBCC providers receive the support they need to successfully foster learning and development for children in their care, early childhood education systems and agencies must explore new professional development methods that align more…
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…
Gordon James A., Herbst Chris M., Tekin Erdal, November, 2018
Reports & Papers
Despite the well-documented benefits of high-quality child care, many preschool-age children in the U.S. attend low-quality programs. Accordingly, improving the quality of child care is increasingly an explicit goal of government policy. However,…
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…
Boyd-Swan Casey, Herbst Chris M., March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper sheds light on two key issues regarding the demand for teacher characteristics in the market for center-based child care. First, we study the extent to which teacher qualifications--often considered important inputs to classroom quality--…