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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…
Bedrick Elizabeth, Daily Sarah, Lin Van-Kim Bui, King Carlise, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Though it is too early to track outcomes due to policy changes made with the 2018 and 2020 CCDBG allocations, some states have begun to use state administrative data to monitor progress as a result of policy changes made with the 2018 CCDBG funding…
Schulman Karen, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
The National Women's Law Center surveyed state child care administrators to help assess how COVID-19 was affecting child care in their states, how they were using their additional CCDBG funding to address the needs of their child care providers…
Schulman Karen, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
To help assess the current status and future prospects of our critical child care sector, this report examines how the pandemic and recession are affecting state child care systems, how states are responding to the impacts on their child care…
Shaw Sara H., Hirilall Ashley, Halle Tamara, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
The experience of homelessness is a known risk factor for young children, ages birth to 5. Children experiencing homelessness benefit from early care and education (ECE); however, states, communities and ECE providers face many barriers to ensuring…
Shaw Sara H., Hirilall Ashley, Halle Tamara, March, 2020
Reports & Papers

The purpose of this research brief is to understand the challenges that states and communities face in using data, as well as potential opportunities for strengthening data collected to estimate rates of early childhood homelessness and identify…

Public Policy Associates, Incorporated, March 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The Child Development and Care (CDC) program provides eligible families with child care assistance. This program is administered in Michigan through the Michigan Department of Education/Office of Great Start (MDE/OGS), with assistance from the…

United States. Office of Child Care, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
This priorities report includes analysis of ACF-801 administrative data and summary information from 2019-2021 CCDF state plans. The CCDBG Act of 2014, and associated 2016, CCDF regulation require additional data elements to be reported by states,…
Ullrich Rebecca, Schmit Stephanie, Cosse Ruth, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
This brief examines children's access to CCDBG-funded child care in states by race and ethnicity using publicly available data from fiscal year (FY) 2016, building upon CLASP's previous Disparate Access research. (author abstract)
Econometrica, Inc., February, 2019
Reports & Papers
The goal of the analysis presented in this report is to forecast the Tier I, Tier II, and overall error rates for each year from FY 2016 through FY 2020 and to estimate the cost to CACFP associated with the predicted tiering errors. This analysis…
Schulman Karen, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
The National Women's Law Center collected the data in this report from state child care administrators in the fifty states and the District of Columbia (counted as a state in this report). The Center sent the state child care administrators a survey…
Bires Carie, Kenefick Beth, Gunderson Anne, 2018
Reports & Papers
With generous funding from the Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation and the support of the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), YWCA Greater Pittsburgh partnered with Ounce of Prevention Fund (the Ounce) to identify…
Schulman Karen, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report discusses state payment rates for infant care based on February 2017 data.
Schulman Karen, Blank Helen, October, 2017
Reports & Papers
Given the importance of child care assistance to families, it is essential for states to have strong child care assistance policies. Under the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the major federal child care assistance program, states…
United States. Government Accountability Office, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Child care subsidies help low-income families pay for care, allowing parents to work or attend school or training. Through the CCDF, the federal government provides states funding to assist these families. Federal law sets broad subsidy eligibility…