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Hammond Rachel, May 2021
Reports & Papers

This paper is primarily focused on policy changes that could incent developers to incorporate ECE facilities in housing developments. As such, I conducted interviews with affordable housing developers, employees at state housing and finance…

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…

Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Garver Karin A., Hodges Katherine S., Weisenfeld GG, Gardiner Beth Ann, 2021
Reports & Papers

The 18th edition of The State of Preschool, the National Institute for Early Education Research’s (NIEER) report on our annual survey of state preschool policies, includes information for every state on child enrollment, funding, staffing, and…

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…
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…
Keating Kim, Cole Patricia A., Schaffner Mollyrose, 2020
Reports & Papers
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 bridges the gap between science and policy with national and state-by-state data on the well-being of America's babies. The 2020 edition of the Yearbook, along with issue-based briefs, adds to the ability to see…
Keating Kim, Daily Sarah, Cole Patricia A., Murphey David A., Pina Gabriel, Ryberg Renee, Moron Leanna, Laurore Jessie, 2019
Reports & Papers
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 is a first-of-its-kind resource for stakeholders who recognize the critical importance of supporting the healthy development and well-being of America's babies and toddlers. It seeks to bridge the gap between…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Given the importance of the state-federal partnership in ECE, the Bipartisan Policy Center undertook this study to explore whether states, like the federal government, are making progress toward improved integration and governance in ECE programs.…
King Carlise, Perkins Victoria, Nugent Courtney, Jordan Elizabeth, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
The mission of the Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) is to support state policymakers in developing and using coordinated state early care and education (ECE). With these goals in mind, we launched our third national survey to examine the…
Erinosho Temitope, Vaughn Amber E., Hales Derek, Mazzucca Stephanie, Gizlice Ziya, Treadway Cayla, Kelly Alexandra, Ward Dianne Stanton, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This cross-sectional study assessed the quality of nutrition and physical activity environments of child-care centers in three southern states and examined differences by rural versus urban location, participation in the Child and Adult Care Food…
Maxwell Kelly, Sotolongo Joy, Gebhart Tracy, January, 2018
Reports & Papers
The reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) includes a requirement for states to monitor the basic health and safety practices of legally operating, license-exempt programs that receive child care subsidy funds. Bright…
Pendergast Evelaine, Lieberman-Betz Rebecca G., Vail Cynthia O., January, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study explored infield prekindergarten teachers' attitudes and beliefs toward teaching science to young children. In addition, prekindergarten teachers' previous and future interests in science-related professional development were assessed.…
Neuharth-Pritchett Stacey, Getch Yvette Q., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Limited information exists about management of asthma in child care settings and primary school classrooms. The goal of this study was to evaluate a brief asthma management intervention for child care providers and primary school teachers. Child…
Carolan Megan E., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
All Head Start grantees are required to annually submit the Program Information Report (PIR), which requests data on a range of demographic and operational questions. ICS reviewed nationally data on a range of issues, as well as pulled PIR data by…