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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Smith Linda K., Bagley Anubhav, Wolters Benjamin, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report, accompanied by an interactive map, describes BPC's mapping methodology, insights gleaned from the data collection process that states can use to optimize the ways they collect supply data, and national findings on the gap in child care…
Colaner Anna C., Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
I use multiple datasets to examine disparities in the availability of preschool across Hispanic-concentrated and non-Hispanic-concentrated Chicago ZIP Codes. First, I examine levels of preschool supply in Chicago ZIPs (n = 55). I find that…
Alexander David, Stoll Marcia, June, 2019
Reports & Papers
This brief is one of three that provides an assessment of the early impact of ExceleRate Illinois within the broader context of Illinois' child care supply. The brief focuses on changes in the supply of quality child care during non-traditional…
Alexander David, Stoll Marcia, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
This Policy Research Brief examines changes in the availability of quality child care for low income working families -- in particular for families who were eligible to receive the child care subsidy. It compares this availability in 2011, prior to…
Stoll Marcia, Alexander David, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
This is one of three briefs based on research conducted under the Illinois-New York Child Care Research Partnership that examines changes in the supply of quality child care in Illinois available to subsidy-eligible families during the study period…
Malik Rasheed, Hamm Katie, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Based on data on licensed or registered child care providers in twenty-two states, this study of child care deserts discusses findings in relation to rural, suburban, and urban locations; race and ethnicity; and maternal labor force participation.…
Child Care Aware of America, May, 2015
Reports & Papers
This state-by-state compilation of statistics presents state-level averages of the number of families, children under 6, working mothers, child care sites, demand for types of care, child care prices, and workforce data for each state. The section…
Child Care Aware of America, March, 2014
Reports & Papers
This state-by-state compilation of statistics presents state-level averages of the number of families, children under 6, working mothers, child care sites, demand for types of care, child care prices, subsidy use, and workforce data for each state.…
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, Center for Law and Social Policy, Family Values @ Work, Institute for Women's Policy Research, MomsRising, National Partnership for Women & Families (U.S.), National Women's Law Center, Wider Opportunities for Women, 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.), 09 July, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of the child care needs and access of mothers working in the restaurant industry, based on an analysis of census data, a survey of more than 200 mothers working in the restaurant industry, focus groups with 13 mothers, and in-depth…
Lyon Gabrielle, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
The Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative was formed with support from the Noyce Foundation and the Chicago Foundation for Women as a year-long, community-based effort to survey out-of-school (OST) time programs and consider the ways in which education…
Child Care Aware of America, 2013
Reports & Papers
An examination of national and state-by-state information on family characteristics and on child care availability, referral requests, prices, subsidies, and workers, based on a survey of state child care resource and referral networks and on…
Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative, 17 December, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of after school programs in Chicago, Illinois, that focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programming, including their geographic distribution, their characteristics, their participants' characteristics, and their…
Thomas Dawn V., Seshadri Roopa, Cesarone Bernard, Fowler Susan A., Goerge Robert, Danner Natalie, June, 2012
Reports & Papers
An examination of the geographic distribution in Illinois of child and family risk indicators and of early childhood program availability, based on analyses of secondary and administrative data
Thomas Dawn V., Fowler Susan A., Cesarone Bernard, Rothenberg Dianne, August, 2011
Reports & Papers
An analysis of the capacity of publicly funded preschool programs in Illinois to meet the enrollment of eligible children, based on a project to map demographic and early childhood program data in Illinois
O'Donovan Moira, August, 2011
Reports & Papers
An assessment of early care and education supply and demand in Illinois counties and municipalities, in Chicago community areas, and by program type