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Sussman Carl, January 2021
Reports & Papers

This report examines the relationship between the qualitative character of child care facilities and early childhood development as well as the role public policy could play in creating better environments for young children, especially those low…

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…
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…
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 17 April, 2020
Reports & Papers
ACNJ developed a short child care survey and on March 20th sent it to center-based and family child care providers throughout the state. Most of the 300+ survey responses were received in the first five days after the initial distribution. Survey…
Paez Paola, Alcorn Michelle, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Regulations for childcare facilities vary greatly in terms of licenses, services provided, times of operation, and type of care offered. Food safety regulations are determined by each state and they can differ depending on the type of childcare…
Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Grossman Elyse R., Frost Natasha, Babcock Carly, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, April, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Introduction Excessive screen media use has been associated with a number of negative health outcomes in young children, including increased risk for obesity and comparatively lagging cognitive development. The purpose of this study was to assess…
Boyd-Swan Casey, Herbst Chris M., March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper sheds light on two key issues regarding the demand for teacher characteristics in the market for center-based child care. First, we study the extent to which teacher qualifications--often considered important inputs to classroom quality--…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Grossman Elyse R., Davis Melanie L., Neelon Brian H., Looby Anna Ayers, Frost Natasha, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

OBJECTIVES: Early care and education (ECE) settings have become primary targets for policy change in recent years. In our 2008 study, we assessed state and regional variation in infant feeding regulations for ECE and compared them to national…

Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Grossman Elyse R., Frost Natasha, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Most women in the US are not meeting the recommendation of exclusively breastfeeding their infants for the first 6 months of life. The child care environment can be especially influential in a mother's ability to continue breastfeeding after…
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
To better understand the availability of center-based child care for infants and toddlers, ACNJ conducted a survey to examine the supply of available slots compared to the number of young children likely to need care because all parents work. To get…
National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement, National Association for Regulatory Administration, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this research brief is to report on the licensing requirements and policies for child care centers for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the two U.S. Territories that responded to the survey --Guam and the Virgin Islands.…
Duffey Kiyah J., Slining Meghan, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Child care facilities' policies can importantly impact health behaviors of toddlers and preschoolers. Our aim was to assess state regulations promoting physical activity (PA) in child care and compare regulations to national recommendations. Methods…
Alexandre Judith Marie Yves, Makow Natalie, Jung Kwanghee, Barnett W. Steven, 04 December, 2013
Reports & Papers
We conducted two studies to examine the quality of infant and toddler care in New Jersey. One study was of the quality of center-based care statewide, as part of the New Jersey Department of Education's (NJDOE) effort to establish baseline data to…
Alexandre Judith Marie Yves, Makow Natalie, Jung Kwanghee, Barnett W. Steven, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
The goal of this study is to inform local and state stakeholders about the quality of infant/toddler care in East Orange, Irvington, Newark and Orange, New Jersey. (author abstract)
NJ NAP SACC Evaluation Group, October, 2012
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the New Jersey Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC), a program to improve nutrition and increase physical activity in child care centers, that examines changes in center policies and practices as…