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Lucas Kimberly, Robeson Wendy Wagner, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
The COVID-19 pandemic has added new challenges to Boston families’ abilities to address their child care needs. This project was designed (1) to uncover families’ child care preferences, (2) identify the factors that drive these preferences, and (3…
Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) has collected and now reports data on the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls across the Commonwealth. The MCSW recognizes the critical importance that child care and education play in the…
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…
Beacon Research, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report presents key and detailed findings from a survey, conducted August 13-26, 2020, of 599 parents of young children in Massachusetts. It looks at childcare utilization and expected arrangements for the fall of 2020, by type of care,…
DosRemedios Titus, Lamari Briana, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
During the fall and winter of 2019-2020, The Massachusetts Partnership for Infants and Toddlers (MPIT) surveyed families of young children (Birth-age 5) across the state. The goal was to learn about families' experiences with early childhood…
Shuey Elizabeth, Leventhal Tama, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Latino children in the U.S., particularly from immigrant families, are less likely than their peers to attend early care and education (ECE) programs, but this trend may be shifting. This study used longitudinal, ethnographic data from Welfare,…
Boston (Mass.). Mayor's Office of Women’s Advancement, 2019
Reports & Papers
The City of Boston launched the Language, Disability, and Childcare survey in February 2019, which was distributed to all Boston residents via direct mail, with an online version also available in multiple languages. Over 29,000 people responded to…
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,…
Herbst Chris M., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are increasingly deployed by U.S. states to monitor and improve the quality of non-parental child care settings. By making information on program quality accessible to the public, QRIS attempts to alter…
Herbst Chris M., Desouza Kevin C., Alashri Saud, Kandala Srinivasa Srivatsav, Khullar Mayank, Bajaj Vikash, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
This paper exploits novel data and empirical methods to examine parental preferences for child care. Specifically, we analyze consumer reviews of child care businesses posted on the website Yelp.com. A key advantage of Yelp is that it contains a…
Herbst Chris M., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are increasingly deployed by states to monitor and improve the quality of non-parental child care settings. By making information on program quality accessible to the public, QRIS attempts to alter…
Speirs Katherine E., Vesely Colleen K., Roy Kevin M., June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recent research has drawn attention to the deleterious effects of instability on child development. In particular, child care instability may make it hard for children to form secure attachments to their care providers which may have a negative…
Crosnoe Robert, Prickett Kate Chambers, Smith Chelsea, Cavanagh Shannon E., April, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Family structure change can disrupt the settings of children's daily lives. Most scholarship focuses on disruption in the home environment. Moving beyond the home, this study explores the association between changes in family structure and changes…
Ryan Rebecca M., Johnson Anna D., Rigby Elizabeth, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Q3 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In 2008, the federal government allotted $7 billion in child care subsidies to low-income families through the state-administered Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF),now the government's largest child care program (US DHHS, 2008). Although…
Public Consulting Group (Boston, Mass.), June 2010
Reports & Papers
Three studies from Massachusetts on the characteristics of families on the child care subsidy waitlist, on the child care knowledge and selection of families on and not on the waitlist, and on factors related to the continuity of families' child…