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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…

Belfield Clive R., 15 December, 2020
Reports & Papers
In this Report, we investigate the economic consequences of early childhood education in North Carolina. Early education and child care systems encompass a range of providers and programs for children from birth up to kindergarten entry. We show 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…
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…
Phillips Beth M., Koon Sharon, Folch David C., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Evidence suggests that participation in high quality early childhood education supports the school readiness of young children. Therefore, it is important to understand whether children from different geographic regions, such as urban and rural…
Camerota Marie, Willoughby Michael T., May/June 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Little research has considered whether prenatal experience contributes to executive function (EF) development above and beyond postnatal experience. This study tests direct, mediated, and moderated associations between prenatal risk factors and…
Hill Zoelene, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines how Black and Hispanic parents' report of intergroup relations measured through group identity, linked fate, competition, and conflict are related to their utilization of Head Start services in a region that experienced Hispanic…
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…
Porterfield Mary Lee, 2020
Reports & Papers

The infant-toddler period is recognized as critical to children’s concurrent and subsequent outcomes and success in school and life. The quality of early care and education (child care) for children at this sensitive period of development…

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…
North Carolina. General Assembly. Program Evaluation Division, 20 May, 2019
Reports & Papers
This study sought to identify characteristics of school districts that are predominantly economically disadvantaged and perform well academically. Using a national dataset of average test scores for school districts from 2009-2015, the Program…
Hill Zoelene, Gennetian Lisa A., Mendez Julia L., Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) serves dual goals of promoting low-income parents' employment, education, and training, and supporting parents' use of high quality child care and education. While changes in CCDF policies have aimed to…
Gennetian Lisa A., Mendez Julia L., Hill Zoelene, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
The findings in this brief suggest that policymakers' review of certain policies and administrative practices for CCDF (and related social services) might uncover factors that (perhaps inadvertently) create barriers for eligible Hispanic families'…
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…