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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…
Weixler Lindsay Bell, Valant Jon, Bassok Daphna, Doromal Justin B., Gerry Alica, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Enrolling in publicly funded early childhood education involves searching for programs, applying, verifying eligibility, and registering with the program. Many families do not complete this process, despite demonstrated interest. In this study, we…
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…
Weixler Lindsay Bell, Valant Jon, Bassok Daphna, Doromal Justin B., Gerry Alica, 23 June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Enrolling in publicly funded early childhood education involves searching for programs, applying, verifying eligibility, and registering with the program. Many families do not complete this process, despite demonstrated interest. In this study, we…
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…
Sonnier-Netto Libbie, Cope Heather, Oakey-Frost RuthAnne, Lewis Rhea, Bronfin Melanie, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
To better understand the experiences of these working families eligible for, but not yet able to obtain, child care assistance due to the lack of funding of the program, the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children (LPIC) and Louisiana Department of…
Public Policy Associates, Incorporated, March 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The Child Development and Care (CDC) program provides eligible families with child care assistance. This program is administered in Michigan through the Michigan Department of Education/Office of Great Start (MDE/OGS), with assistance from the…

United States. Office of Child Care, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
This priorities report includes analysis of ACF-801 administrative data and summary information from 2019-2021 CCDF state plans. The CCDBG Act of 2014, and associated 2016, CCDF regulation require additional data elements to be reported by states,…
Weixler Lindsay Bell, Valant Jon, Bassok Daphna, Doromal Justin B., Gerry Alica, 06 June, 2019
Reports & Papers
The early childhood enrollment process involves searching for programs, applying, verifying eligibility (for publicly funded seats), and enrolling. Many families do not complete the process. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to assess…
Ullrich Rebecca, Schmit Stephanie, Cosse Ruth, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
This brief examines children's access to CCDBG-funded child care in states by race and ethnicity using publicly available data from fiscal year (FY) 2016, building upon CLASP's previous Disparate Access research. (author abstract)
Econometrica, Inc., February, 2019
Reports & Papers
The goal of the analysis presented in this report is to forecast the Tier I, Tier II, and overall error rates for each year from FY 2016 through FY 2020 and to estimate the cost to CACFP associated with the predicted tiering errors. This analysis…
Schulman Karen, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
The National Women's Law Center collected the data in this report from state child care administrators in the fifty states and the District of Columbia (counted as a state in this report). The Center sent the state child care administrators a survey…
Schulman Karen, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report discusses state payment rates for infant care based on February 2017 data.
Schulman Karen, Blank Helen, October, 2017
Reports & Papers
Given the importance of child care assistance to families, it is essential for states to have strong child care assistance policies. Under the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the major federal child care assistance program, states…
United States. Government Accountability Office, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Child care subsidies help low-income families pay for care, allowing parents to work or attend school or training. Through the CCDF, the federal government provides states funding to assist these families. Federal law sets broad subsidy eligibility…