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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…

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'…
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…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
In December of 2007, OHS turned to the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS), a relevant Federal resource that collects data annually on farmworker populations, to explore regional population demographics for MSHS-eligible families. In…
Gelatt Julia, Adams Gina, Huerta Sandra, March, 2014
Reports & Papers
Given that children of immigrants form a growing share of the population of young children in the country, policymakers wishing to ensure that their prekindergarten programs are reaching children who could benefit from early education must continue…
Reid Jeanne L., Ready Douglas D., November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As policymakers expand access to preschool, the sociodemographic composition of preschool classrooms will become increasingly important. These efforts may create programs that increase the concentration of children from low-income families or,…
Smith Linda K., 09 July, 2010
Reports & Papers
An examination of child care challenges facing child care providers and parents in rural areas, based on survey responses from child care resource and referral agencies in 42 states
Blau David M., Tekin Erdal, October 2007
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the effects of child care subsidies on the employment, school, and welfare participation of single mothers following the passage of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA)
Avenilla Frank, Rosenthal Emily, Tice Pete, July, 2006
Reports & Papers
Findings from a survey of biological fathers of sampled children in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B), including data on fathers' demographic characteristics, attitudes about fathering, and involvement in child care
Pearce Diana, 2005
Reports & Papers
An account of the origin, calculation, and implementation of the New Jersey Self-Sufficiency Standard, a measure of the income needed for families to adequately meet their basic needs without public or private assistance, with an analysis of the…
Osterling Jorge P, Garza Armandina, 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of the use of partnerships between schools and Latino community-based organizations to improve the involvement of Latino parents in children's schooling
Rich Susan, 2002
Reports & Papers
An examination of the influence of Head Start parent initiatives on the involvement of African American fathers with their children, based on data from surveys and focus groups
Tekin Erdal, 2002
Reports & Papers
An analysis of the effects of the price of child care and the wage rate on employment and child care decisions among single mothers in the early post-welfare reform period, using data from the National Survey of America's Families
Georges Annie, Wagmiller, Jr. Robert, Lu Hsien-Hen, December 2001
Reports & Papers
A study of the differences in child care arrangements as it relates to costs of care and state of residence among children in families eligible for subsidies