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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…
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--…
Palley Elizabeth, Shdaimah Corey, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Care work has historically been carried out by women outside of the paid labor force (Duffy, 2011). With the growing movement of middle-class women into the labor force, this work has increasingly become commercialized throughout the world (Folbre,…
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…
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…
New York (State). Office of Children and Family Services, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
There have been pronounced improvements in child day care in New York State during the last decade. One factor driving these developments was the passage of The Quality Child Care and Protection Act of 2000, which mandated pre-licensure and pre-…
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, August, 2011
Reports & Papers
A study of child care center obesity prevention practices and child care resource and referral agency health-related training and technical assistance offerings, based on a survey of 113 agencies from 29 states
Watamura Sarah, Kryzer Erin M., Robertson Steven S., July-August 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between measurements of classroom quality and changes in children's cortisol levels at three child care centers in upstate New York which score very highly on a measurement of quality
Small Mario Luis, 2009
Reports & Papers
A study of the family, emotional, and practical benefits of the use of child care centers by mothers as gateways to supportive community networks and parenting resources, based on observations at 23 New York City child care centers, interviews with…
Kopycka-Kedzierawski Dorota T., Billings Ronald J., 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of the impact of establishing telehealth centers in inner city child care centers in terms of the dental health of the young children attending the child care programs