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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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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…
Breck Andrew, Dixon L. Beth, Kettel Khan Laura, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: The present study evaluated the extent to which child-care centre menus prepared in advance correspond with food and beverage items served to children. The authors identified centre and staff characteristics that were associated with…
Tsui Emma K., Morillo Arelis, April, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To examine the perspectives and practices of cooks responsible for carrying out healthy meal programmes in publicly funded foodservice, in order to better understand what they consider to be 'good' food and where nutrition and nutritional…
Early Care & Learning Council, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
This report provides an overview of the Infant Mental Health Project in New York State, including a summary report of the Infant Mental Health Summit held February 6, 2013 in Albany. Following the Summit, 13 projects were awarded mini-grants to…
Chinn Courtney Hugh, September/October 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between participation in the Columbia Head Start Oral Health Program and changes in Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) staff's oral health concerns, perceptions of enrollee oral health status, attitudes when…
Brann Lynn S., September/October 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between demographic background and child feeding practices and a second study of the relationship between child feeding practices and child weight perceptions, based on data from 123 family child care providers in New…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 01 October, 2008
Reports & Papers
Final findings from a two-year implementation evaluation of the Head Start Oral Health Initiative, which provided grants to Head Start programs to design and implement oral health promotion strategies, based on interviews with program directors, a…
United States. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, December, 2006
Reports & Papers
A study profiling child care health consultant initiatives in the states and territories and examining factors associated with successfully implementing and sustaining these initiatives
Bruder Mary Beth, Fink Dale Borman, 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of state policies that affect the participation of children with complex medical needs in licensed child care, based on interviews with informants from a wide range of state departments and agencies
United States. Head Start Bureau, 2003
Reports & Papers
A report highlighting how 10 Early Head Start programs respond to the mental health needs of infants, toddlers, and their families
Abbott Dana H., 2002
Reports & Papers
An examination of the screening procedures used to identify emotional behavioral disorders in Head Start children, comparing the results of a developmental screening instrument with results of a generic screening tool; intervention procedures after…
Minkovitz Cynthia Schaffer, Strobino Donna M., Hughart Nancy, Scharfstein Daniel, Guyer Bernard, Healthy Steps Evaluation Team, 2001
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An evaluation of the implementation and effects of The Healthy Steps for Young Children Program for children aged 2 to 4, focusing on services received, satisfaction with services, and parent practices
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), 2001
Reports & Papers
A compilation of vaccination rates of children in early years settings, based on school-based surveys from 64 programs in the fifty states, eight territories, five cities, and the District of Columbia in the United States
United States. Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, December, 1996
Reports & Papers
Descriptive findings from a study of the Head Start Health Component, using child health records and standard data from the Head Start Program Information Report (PIR), plus observations and interviews with parents and staff, collected during the…
Children's Defense Fund (U.S.), 1992
Reports & Papers
A study of the Head Start program?s effects on disadvantaged rural students development compared with non-Head Start rural students, based on results from the analysis of variance studies in testing of 144 children in Mississippi enrolled in Head…