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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…
United States. Government Accountability Office, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report examines (1) how OCC oversees and supports states' use of CCDF funding to determine that drinking water in child care facilities is safe from lead, (2) how OHS ensures Head Start grantees provide drinking water that is safe from lead,…
Link-Gelles Ruth, DellaGrotta Amanda L., Molina Caitlin, Clyne Ailis, Campagna Kristine, Lanzieri Tatiana M., Hast Marisa A., Palipudi Krishna, Dirlikov Emilio, Bandy Utpala, 28 August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
During June 1–July 31, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) conducted investigations of any reported COVID-19 case in a child or adult, including staff members, parents, or guardians, present at a child care program. Reported cases were…
Lessard Laura, Speirs Katherine E., Slesinger Nicole, August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Child care settings have been a target for childhood obesity prevention efforts; changing licensing standards to require physical activity (PA)-related best practices is one strategy being used by states. The mechanisms used to support…
Tovar Alison, Mena Noereem, Risica Patricia, Gorham Gemma, Gans Kim M., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: It is important to understand the perceptions and beliefs of family child care providers (FCCPs) regarding which factors influence children's physical activity (PA), screen-time (ST), and dietary behaviors in order to develop and…
Tovar Alison, Risica Patricia, Mena Noereem, Lawson Eliza, Ankoma Angela, Gans Kim M., June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Introduction Family child-care homes (FCCHs) provide care and nutrition for millions of US children, including 28% in Rhode Island. New proposed regulations for FCCHs in Rhode Island require competencies and knowledge in nutrition. We explored…

Isakson Elizabeth A., Davidson Leslie L., Higgins Louisa B., Cooper Janice L., February 2011
Reports & Papers
A discussion of systems of child socioemotional wellbeing indicators and an examination of state efforts to develop such systems, based on a survey of state early childhood comprehensive systems coordinators
Lyman David Russell, Holt Wendy, Dougherty Richard H., July, 2010
Reports & Papers
Case studies from Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island that examine efforts to develop early childhood mental health systems for children from birth to 5
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
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
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…