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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…

United States. Office of Child Care, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) focuses on finding innovative solutions to improve working families’ access to affordable, high-quality child care. ACF also investigates how…
Afterschool Alliance, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
The 2020 Top 10 States for Afterschool brief delves into the data used to determine the top 10, as well as factors that may have contributed to each state’s ranking. What it finds overall is that every state in the top 10 has its own unique story of…
Afterschool Alliance, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Afterschool Alliance’s fourth edition of America After 3PM provides a detailed accounting of the circumstances and conditions of U.S. children during the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. and compares afterschool program participation and unmet demand…
Ruppanner Leah, Moller Stephanie, Sayer Liana, 29 July, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigates the relationship between maternal employment and state-to-state differences in childcare cost and mean school day length. Pairing state-level measures with an individual-level sample of prime working-age mothers from the…
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…
Rebmann Terri, Loux Travis M., Daly Brendan, March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Surveys were distributed to parents and childcare agency staff to determine seasonal influenza vaccine uptake. Multivariate logistic regressions identified vaccination determinants. Overall, 351 parents and staff participated (response rate, 32%).…
Rebmann Terri, Baskin Carole R., Loux Travis M., Wakefield Mary, January, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives: Study objectives were to assess parents' and childcare agency staff's uptake of and attitudes/beliefs related to hepatitis A vaccine. Study design: Cross-sectional survey. Methods: Questionnaires were administered to parents and staff in…
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…
Rebmann Terri, Arnold Lauren D., Elliott Michael B., Gilbertson Philip G., Wakefield Mary, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Little is known about childcare agency staff vaccination requirements, parents' perceptions of these requirements, or vaccine uptake in these populations. Methods: A questionnaire was administered to St Louis parents and childcare agency staff in…
Mattingly Marybeth J., Schaefer Andrew, Carson Jessica A., Fall 2016
Reports & Papers
Access to quality, affordable child care is critical for American working families, and it is a major focus of efforts to bring about more family-friendly workplaces. In this brief, we analyze families' child care expenses and identify, among…
Rebmann Terri, Wang Jing, Wilson Kristin D., Gilbertson Philip G., Wakefield Mary, 01 July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Vaccine-preventable diseases pose a significant risk to children in childcare. However, few regulations exist regarding childcare staff vaccination. This study aimed to assess support for a childcare agency staff mandatory vaccination…
Walsh Bridget A., Sanchez Claudia, Lee Angela M., Casillas Nicole, Hansen Caitlynn, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This exploratory study investigated the use of concepts related to families, parents, and the home in 51 state-level early learning and development standards documents. Guidelines from six national family involvement, engagement, and school-…
Charney Rachel L., Rebmann Terri, Flood Robert G., December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives: The objectives were to determine the impact of emergency childcare (EC) needs on health care workers' ability and likelihood to work during a pandemic versus an earthquake as well as to determine the anticipated need and expected use of…