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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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Gilliam Walter S., Malik Amyn A., Shafiq Mehr, Klotz Madeline, Reyes Chin R., Humphries John Eric, Murray Thomas, Elharake Jad A., Wilkinson David, Omer Saad B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective Central to the debate over school and child care reopening is whether children are efficient COVID-19 transmitters and likely to increase community spread when programs reopen. We compared COVID-19 outcomes in child care providers who…

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…
Maxwell Kelly, Warner-Richter Mallory, Partika Anne, Franchett Audrey, Kane Maggie C., August, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report summarizes publicly available information about the coordination or inclusion of Head Start across various aspects of state and territory ECE systems. The findings are organized by nine topics: the agency housing Head Start Collaboration…
United States. Government Accountability Office, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
In 2015, the Head Start child development program provided federal funds to local grantees that employed over 90,000 teachers. Some of these grantees run programs that do not run during the summer, and some teachers may, in turn, seek UI benefits to…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
This evaluation focuses on how States and ACF ensure the integrity of the CCDF block grant program and the results of States' program integrity activities. (author abstract)
DeBruin-Parecki Andrea, Slutzky Carly, 2016
Reports & Papers
Currently in the United States, 50 states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia have established prekindergarten (pre-K) age 4 learning standards that are intended to outline skills and knowledge that set children on a path to success in…
Meloy Mary Elizabeth Corrington, Lipscomb Shannon T., Baron Madeline J., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Policymakers have begun to explore new areas of service system integration, including coordination of services for vulnerable children and families. Early care and education (ECE) research has also begun to pursue more nuanced questions about the…
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…
Slining Meghan, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Duffey Kiyah J., 22 November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The purpose of this study was to review state regulations promoting increased physical activity and decreased sedentary behaviors in infants in child care and to assess consistency with recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations. Methods…

United States. Child Care Bureau, May, 2007
Reports & Papers
A description of the development and pilot of the State Internal Control Self-Assessment Instrument, an instrument for assessing states' internal controls for preventing improper payments in their administration of the Child Care and Development Fund
United States. Child Care Bureau, 07 February, 2007
Reports & Papers
A study of states' policies and procedures used to identify, measure, and reduce improper payments in the administration of the Child Care and Development Fund
Shackelford Jo, 2005
Reports & Papers
A discussion of how the 50 states and 6 jurisdictions that participate in the Part C program of IDEA define developmental delays and, as applicable, at risk in their definition of eligibility for services
United States. Child Care Bureau, 2003
Reports & Papers
A report providing various state and federal information regarding the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)
Jiles Ruth B., Fuchs Christine, Klevens R. Monina, 2000
Reports & Papers
A synthesis of reported data on vaccination rates of children in public schools and licensed child care centers, using information gathered through the Center for Disease Control?s National Immunization Program
Food Assistance & Nutrition Research (Program : U.S.), United States. Food and Nutrition Service, 1999
Reports & Papers
An inquiry into the participation rates of family child care homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)