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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…

Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, Voices for Georgia's Children, April 2021
Executive Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many challenges for Head Start families – making the program’s role even more important. To better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Head Start families and identify opportunities to…

Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, Voices for Georgia's Children, April 2021
Reports & Papers

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many challenges for Head Start families – making the program’s role even more important. To better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Head Start families and identify opportunities to…

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…
Coronado Fatima, Blough Sara, Bergeron Deborah, Proia Krista K., Sauber-Schatz Erin, Beltran Marco Antonio, Rau Katherine Troy, McMichael Andria, Fortin Tracye, Lackey Mark, Rohs Jovanna, Sparrow Tracey, Baldwin Grant, 11 December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In collaboration with ACF, CDC conducted a mixed-methods study during September–October 2020 in Head Start programs in eight states (Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Maine, Missouri, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin). Head Start programs, each with five to…
Smith Kelly B., Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Do states learn from other states through venues other than the legislative enactment of new policies? This article demonstrates that two-way learning can occur through alternative venues: (1) legislators can adjust the budget of similar state…
Li Hao, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper examines the effect of universal pre-kindergarten (pre-k) on the labor force participation of mothers with pre-k-aged children in Oklahoma and Georgia. I apply the synthetic control method (SCM) to Current Population Survey (CPS) data to…
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…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This audit provides a national snapshot of State-level approaches to some of the issues posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in child care settings. Our objective was to identify the approaches that CCDF lead agencies in each State and the…
Bedrick Elizabeth, Daily Sarah, Lin Van-Kim Bui, King Carlise, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Though it is too early to track outcomes due to policy changes made with the 2018 and 2020 CCDBG allocations, some states have begun to use state administrative data to monitor progress as a result of policy changes made with the 2018 CCDBG funding…
Quality Care for Children, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
The following is a summary report and recommendations regarding the impact of Boost: Making College Possible (Boost: MCP), a child care tuition assistance initiative led by Quality Care for Children (QCC), at four participating universities from…
Schulman Karen, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
The National Women's Law Center surveyed state child care administrators to help assess how COVID-19 was affecting child care in their states, how they were using their additional CCDBG funding to address the needs of their child care providers…
Schulman Karen, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
To help assess the current status and future prospects of our critical child care sector, this report examines how the pandemic and recession are affecting state child care systems, how states are responding to the impacts on their child care…
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…