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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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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…

Kane Maggie C., Harris Phoebe, Jordan Dorothy, Lloyd Chrishana M., Testa Mary Beth Salomone, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The document provides an overview of policies related to state definitions and regulations, licensing and subsidy, external systems, quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), and funding. We also highlight changes to policies related to HBCC…
Smith Kelly B., Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Do states learn from other states through venues other than the legislative enactment of new policies? This article demonstrates that two-way learning can occur through alternative venues: (1) legislators can adjust the budget of similar state…
Procare Solutions, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is an analysis of child care attendance and market changes, only among centers using Procare Solutions software products, during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic across the United States. Data were collected by the software and anonymized…
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…
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…
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…
Schmidt Clifford, Schmidt Kathryn, Orlowski Tara Lynne, 2020
Reports & Papers
In 2017, NARA sent a survey to all state child care licensing agencies via an online survey tool. The survey included 144 questions relating to regulatory implementation and operational procedures. Fifty states, the District of Columbia, and America…
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,…
Eckhoff Angela, Tilhou Rebecca, Austin Nicole, John Rebecca, September, 2019
Reports & Papers
This policy brief explores state-level conduct and discipline policies across the United States as a means to compare and provide models for Virginia's practices and policies as related to preschool and primary age children. Further, we investigate…
Child Care Working Group, June, 2019
Reports & Papers
On May 1, 2019, the Child Care Working Group held a public comment hearing to listen to child care stakeholder feedback on the following questions: 1. How can we enhance safety in child care? 2. How can we enhance quality in child care? 3. How can…
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…
IFF, 2019
Reports & Papers
In this report, we’ll take an up-close look at the strengths and weaknesses of the St. Louis early childhood education system and the communities it serves. Our goal is to shed light on where gaps exist and what we can do to ensure every child takes…
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…