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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…

Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Justice Laura M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Purtell Kelly M., Logan Jessica A. R., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: The amount of time and type of program that children experience in early childhood settings may be associated with children’s kindergarten-entry skills, or kindergarten readiness. Taking a person-centered perspective, in the…
Simpson Donald, Mazzocco Philip J., Loughran Sandra, Lumsden Eunice, Clark Rory McDowall, Winterbottom Christian, 17 December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parent-practitioner engagement in the early years has become a key policy in remediating the negative effects of poverty upon children's early educational outcomes. Although this approach is shared across several developed countries there has been…
North Carolina. General Assembly. Program Evaluation Division, 20 May, 2019
Reports & Papers
This study sought to identify characteristics of school districts that are predominantly economically disadvantaged and perform well academically. Using a national dataset of average test scores for school districts from 2009-2015, the Program…
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…
Kane Nazneen, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although many studies have examined parental decision-making patterns in regard to early childhood care and education, few studies have examined how parents' perceptions on play influence those patterns. This study explores parental perceptions…
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…
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
Son Seohee, Bauer Jean W., March, 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of perceptions of difficulties and challenges of balancing family, child care, and work responsibilities, based on a secondary analysis of interview data with of 28 rural, low-income, continuously employed, and single mothers across 11…
Barbarin Oscar, Early Diane Marie, Clifford Richard M., Bryant Donna M., Frome Pamela, Howes Carollee, Pianta Robert C., Burchinal Margaret, September 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the family demographic characteristics and child skills associated with parental conceptions of school readiness, based on interviews with 452 parents of 4-year-olds enrolled public prekindergarten programs
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
Barbarin Oscar, Bryant Donna M., McCandies Terry T., Burchinal Margaret, Early Diane Marie, Clifford Richard M., Pianta Robert C., Howes Carollee, 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the relations of young children's sociodemographic characteristics, parental well-being, family functioning, and neighborhood quality to their early academic achievements and socioemotional competence
Reschke Kathy L., Manoogian Margaret M., Richards Leslie N., Walker Susan K., Seiling Sharon B., 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the positive and challenging aspects of grandmothers providing child care for their grandchildren, investigating the experiences of the grandmothers as well as the effects on the sample of low income mothers from rural communities
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