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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…

Borom Greg, Harris Logan Rockefeller, Sirota Alexandra Forter, McHugh Patrick, April 2021
Reports & Papers

The following analysis provides an estimate of the fiscal benefits to providers of raising rates based on the 2018 market rate study and implementing the statewide market rate as a floor. The proposal here also assumes a change in policy so that…

Borom Greg, Harris Logan Rockefeller, Sirota Alexandra Forter, McHugh Patrick, April, 2021
Reports & Papers
The following analysis provides an estimate of the fiscal benefits to providers of raising rates based on the 2018 market rate study and implementing the statewide market rate as a floor. The proposal here also assumes a change in policy so that…
Gilliam Walter S., Malik Amyn A., Shafiq Mehr, Klotz Madeline, Reyes Chin R., Humphries John Eric, Murray Thomas, Elharake Jad A., Wilkinson David, Omer Saad B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective Central to the debate over school and child care reopening is whether children are efficient COVID-19 transmitters and likely to increase community spread when programs reopen. We compared COVID-19 outcomes in child care providers who…

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…
Little Michael, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Prekindergarten (Pre-K) programs are provided in a variety of different physical locations, including elementary school buildings, Head Start centers, and private child care centers. A recent national survey found that 50 percent of elementary…
Carter Jake A., Erhardt Robert J., Jones Bradley T., Donati George L., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Few schools and child care facilities test for Pb in their drinking water. Reviewing the United States Environmental Protection Agency Lead and Copper rule data can contribute to guiding future legislation on Pb testing. This work aims to (i)…
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…
Cohen-Vogel Lora, Sadler James R., Little Michael, Merrill Becca, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Over the past few decades, instructional policy supports -- encompassing standards, curricula, and assessments -- have featured centrally in the education reform movement. So, too, have efforts to align them. In this article, we conduct interviews…
Sirota Alexandra Forter, Borom Greg, McHugh Patrick, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
On the path to addressing the current inequities of the market rate calculations for fully valuing the expense of providing quality early childhood care and education in the state, a subcommittee of the Subsidy Advisory Committee to the North…
Zaltz Daniel A., Hecht Amelie A., Pate Russell R., Neelon Brian H., O'Neill Jennifer R., Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, 05 June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Early care and education (ECE) is an important setting for influencing young children's dietary intake. There are several factors associated with barriers to healthy eating in ECE, and recent evidence suggests that participation in the…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Grossman Elyse R., 22 April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recently, there has been a substantial increase in public support for policies requiring safer storage of firearms. Child access prevention (CAP) laws are 1 example, because they may reduce firearm-related injuries. Many US states have CAP laws that…